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Juneteenth Community Free Day

The National Civil War Museum 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA, United States

The National Civil War Museum proudly presents the NCWM Juneteenth Community Free Day on Saturday, June 22, 2024, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Join us for a day filled with family-friendly activities, all free of charge. 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm - Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church Praise Team Choir - Ballroom 10:00 am – 4:00 pm African American Quilters Demonstration Thompson’s Independent Battery C, PA Light Artillery, will demonstrate a Mountain Howitzer with firing times at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, and 2:30 pm. Please check back often for new activities and the full event schedule. We look forward to seeing you!

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Civil Conversation – The Civil War in the Age of Nationalism

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Civil Conversation via ZOOM - Free On Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 7:00 pm, we invite you to join us via Zoom for an enriching Civil Conversation. This event will showcase the insightful perspectives of Duncan A. Campbell and Neils Eichhorn, alongside NCWM CEO Jeffrey Nichols, promising a thought-provoking discussion. Mark your calendars now! Register here: A Civil Conversation on The Civil War in the Age of Nationalism with Niels Eichhorn & Duncan Campbell About the book: While historians have acknowledged that the issues of race, slavery, and emancipation were not unique to the American Civil War, they have less frequently recognized the conflict’s similarities to other global events. As renowned historian Carl Degler pointed out, the Civil War was “one among many” such conflicts during the mid-nineteenth century. Understanding the Civil War’s place in world history requires placing it within a global context of other mid-nineteenth-century political, social, and cultural issues and events. In The Civil War in the Age of Nationalism, Niels Eichhorn and Duncan A. Campbell explore the conflict from this perspective, taking a transnational and comparative approach, with a particular focus on the period from the 1830s to the 1870s. Eichhorn and Campbell examine the development of […]

Book Launch “Voices from Gettysburg” by Allen C. Guelzo

The National Civil War Museum 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA, United States

Join us for a book launch on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 1:00 pm, with Allen C. Guelzo and his new book Voices from Gettysburg, Letters, Papers, and Memoirs from the Greatest Battle of the Civil War. About the book: The voices of those who witnessed the Battle of Gettysburg and its aftermath with their own eyes – who saw the bloodshed, heard its din, trembled in its crash, struggled with its aftermath – are collected for the first time by Allen C. Guelzo, America’s foremost Civil War scholar, in this moving and sobering oral history. This treasure trove of original documents – many never-before published – creates a uniquely personal, day-by-day eyewitness account of the monumental collision at Gettysburg, in the words of the commanders, soldiers, politicians, and civilians from both the North and the South who experienced firsthand the changing course of the Civil War. Three pivotal days in 1963 – July 1st through July 3rd – marked the beginning of the end of the Civil War. While the audible voices of those who experienced it first-hand in that crossroads town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania have been lost to history, their words live on in Voices from Gettysburg. Gathering a […]

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The Unvanquished-A Civil War Book Talk-Via ZOOM

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The Unvanquished The Untold Story of Lincoln’s Special Forces, the Manhunt for Mosby’s Rangers, and the Shadow War That Forged America’s Special Operations Join Us for This Free Zoom Civil War Book Talk ~ Register here: A Civil War Book Talk with Patrick K. O'Donnell by Patrick K. O’Donnell From the bestselling author of The Indispensables, the unknown and dramatic story of irregular guerrilla warfare that altered the course of the Civil War and inspired the origins of America’s modern special operations forces The Civil War is most remembered for the grand battles that have come to define it: Gettysburg, Antietam, Shiloh, among others. However, as bestselling author Patrick K. O’Donnell reveals in The Unvanquished, a vital shadow war raged amid and away from the major battlefields that was in many ways equally consequential to the conflict’s outcome. At the heart of this groundbreaking narrative is the epic story of Lincoln’s special forces, the Jessie Scouts, told in its entirety for the first time. In a contest fought between irregular units, the Scouts hunted John Singleton Mosby’s Confederate Rangers from the middle of 1863 up to war’s end at Appomattox. With both sides employing pioneering tradecraft, they engaged in dozens of raids and spy […]