- The Washington Times - Friday, April 21, 2006

UPCOMING EVENTS

MARYLAND

Today: Mark Quattrock portrays a Confederate surgeon, demonstrating Civil War-era surgical techniques and discussing the duties and experiences of Confederate surgeons; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864.

Today: The Baltimore Civil War Museum’s President Street Station commemorates the Pratt Street Riots, the first bloodshed of the war, retracing the route of the 6th Massachusetts Regiment as it moved toward Camden Street Station. The event starts at 11 a.m. Free with museum admission. Information: 410/685-3750, Ext. 321.

Today and tomorrow: Baltimore in the Civil War Weekend, a citywide commemoration of the Pratt Street Riots. One-price admission of $12 ($6 for those under 16) at the Baltimore Civil War Museum, Sports Legends at Camden Yards and Fort McHenry, each featuring special programs. Information and tickets: Maryland Historical Society, 410/685-3750, Ext. 321, or Sports Legends museum, 410/727-1539.

VIRGINIA

Today: Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site holds Recruiting Day. Soldiers and civilians of the 3rd U.S. Regular Infantry will be on hand to answer questions about how to become a Civil War re-enactor; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Free. Information: 703/838-4848.

Today: A six-mile hike of the First Manassas battlefield leaves from Manassas National Battlefield Park’s visitors center at noon, led by National Park Service volunteers. Admission is $3 per adult. Children participate for free. One or more costumed interpreters will be encountered as major events of the battle are covered. A hike of Second Manassas battlefield will take place April 29. Information: 703/361-1339.

Tomorrow: Artist Mort Kunstler will unveil his newest Civil War painting — “The Mud March” — to military personnel at Fort Belvoir. His appearance is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. at Potomac Art & Framing in the post’s PX Mall. Mr. Kunstler also will sign books and limited edition prints. A military ID is required for admission. Mr. Kunstler also will sign prints and books at Fredericksburg Historical Prints, 839 Caroline St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The Fredericksburg event is free to the general public.

April 29-30: The Prince William County Historic Preservation Division hosts “Prelude to War” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first day and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second day at the Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12227 Bristow Road, Bristow. Attendees will watch costumed interpreters re-enact a cavalry muster and encampment while learning about Civil War cavalry tactics and camp life. Free. Information: 703/792-4060 or 703/365-7895.

Information excerpted in part from the Civil War News, Tunbridge, VT 05077, by permission. Information for the calendar may be sent to civilwar@washingtontimes.com or by fax to 202/529-3298.

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