October 21-Nov 9 – “Our War”, Arena Stage, Wash. DC, original monologues about the conflict by 25 playwrights, including Pulitzer Prize winners Lynn Nottage and David Lindsay-Abaire, 25 notable Washingtonians—including PBS NewsHour co-anchorJudy Woodruff, radio host Diane Rehm, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton,and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—will read a monologue of their choosing during selected performances., Tickets ($40 to $50) at

October 25-26, 2014
- Living history, "Under Fire: The Battle of Boliver Heights, 1862" artillery camp and demonstrations at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Free with park admission.

October 25-Nov 4, 2014
- Living history, lectures and more, "Annapolis 1864," featuring the 150th anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in Maryland in Annapolis. Complete schedule: Annapolis-Celebrates-Maryland-s-150th-Year-of-Emancipation-with-a-Week-of-Events/260/?menuid=151

October 31, 2014
- "Behind the Screams Tour," a spooky visit to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. Tours 5,6 and 7 pm. $15. Tickets: 301-695-1864.

October 31-Nov 1, 2014
- Programs commemorating Maryland Emancipation Day at the Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick. Night sky ranger programs both nights at 7:30 pm. Lectures, living history and more Saturday.

November 1, 2014
- Film and talk, "Hollywood and the Civil War: Shenandoah," at the Surratt House Museum in Clinton. 6 pm. Free.

November 8, 2014
- Living history, soldier-led tours of Fort Ward in Alexandria. 90-minute tours begin at 10 am and 2 pm. Free.

November 8-9, 2014
- Bus tour, "Lee's Retreat: Petersburg to Appomattox," an overnight Smithsonian tour with Ed Bearss. Leaves Washington DC at 7 am Saturday. $527. More info: (click on Civil War) or 202-633-8647.

November 11, 2014
Ivy Bookstore, 680 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD, 7pm, FREE, Civil War Roundtable discussion featuring Michael C.C. Adams, Regent Professor of History Emeritus at Northern Kentucky University, Ronald S. Coddington, assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education and author of “Faces of the Civil War” and Claudia Floyd, retired professor of history at Stevenson University and author of “Union-Occupied Maryland”.

November 14, 2014
- "An Evening with the Painting," after-hours extended look at the Gettysburg Cyclorama at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 4:30 pm. $20.

November 15, 2014
- Living history, "Remembrance Day Parade," in Gettysburg. 1 pm. Free.

November 15, 2014
- Illumination of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg. 5:30-9:30 pm. Free.

November 15, 2014
- "Stories and Songs of a Civil War Hospital," music and readings at Christ Church, 30 Chambersburg St, Gettysburg. 8 pm. Free.

November 15, 2014
- Lectures and book signing, "Lincoln and the Power ofthe Press: the War for Public Opinion," (3 pm) and "Lincoln and the Press; at Gettysburg and Beyond," (4 pm) with Harold Holzer, at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. Free.

November 18, 2014
"An Evening at the David Wills House," on the anniversary of Lincoln's stay in Gettysburg. 6-8 pm. Free.

November 29, 2014
"An 1860s Christmas" with Victorian dancing, at the Gettysburg NMP visitor center. 1-4 pm. Free.

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