- The Washington Times - Friday, May 5, 2006

DISTRICT

Monday: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table hosts a 5 p.m. panel discussion on how area Civil War round tables can work together. It features David Myers from the Civil War Preservation Trust; professor and author Edward Smith; and Gary Scott, chief historian of the National Park Service. Reception at 6, followed by a presentation at 7 by James L. Swanson, author of “Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer.” The location is Longworth House Office Building Room 1300. Free. Information: Larry Packet at 703/522-0341 or John Edward Hurley at 202/483-5700.

May 16: The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia will hear Harold Holzer speak on “Abraham Lincoln as Lawyer: A Reappraisal.” Social time begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:45 and speaker at 7:45, Fort McNair Officers Club. Reservations required by close of business on Wednesday. Contact Susan Dennis at 703/532-6188 (home) or 202/622-5438 (work) or dennisu@si.edu.

MARYLAND

Today: The Col. W. Norris Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will hear author R.B. Greenwalt speak on his new book, “1861: A Time for Glory,” about the 17th Mississippi’s experiences during the first year of the Civil War, at 7 p.m. at the Damascus Public Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus.

VIRGINIA

Today and tomorrow: Fairfax City Civil War Weekend, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. The event includes living-history demonstrations, Blenheim House restoration tours, music and lectures.

Today: Re-enactors from the U.S. Signal Corps will demonstrate signaling techniques, relay messages and explain their role during the Civil War, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Free. Information: 703/838-4848.

Thursday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear Ed Bearss speak on “Gettysburg — Day 2” at 7 p.m., Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free. Information: 703/675-0702.

May 13: Historian Jim Morgan of Lovettsville and history teacher Bill Wilkin of Ashburn hold a meeting to organize the Friends of Ball’s Bluff and Edwards Ferry, 2 p.m. at the Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Questions can be sent to wewilkin@aol.com.

WEST VIRGINIA

Wednesday: The Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table will hear Stephen A. Goldman speak on the remarkable post-Civil War careers of Union Sgt. Robert Pinn and Gen. Rufus Dawes, 8 p.m. at the Camp Hill Methodist Church, corner of Washington and Gilmore streets, Harpers Ferry. Free and open to the public.

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

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