- The Washington Times - Friday, September 8, 2006


Monday: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear author Don Ernsberger speak on “Paddy Owen’s Regulars: The 69th Pennsylvania Irish Volunteers” at 6:30 p.m. in Room 1300/1302 of the Longworth House Office Building. Information: Richard Garrison at 703/243-0049 or John Edward Hurley at 202/483-5700.

Sept. 19: The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia will hear Richard Sloan speak on “Abraham Lincoln’s New York City Funeral.” Social begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:45 and program at 7:45 at Fort McNair Officers Club. Reservations required by close of business Wednesday. Information and reservations: Susan Dennis at 703/532-6188 or dennisu@si.edu.


Sept. 16-17: Presentations on Civil War medicine, including the U.S. Sanitary Commission and portrayal of a Union field surgeon, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Pry House Field Hospital Museum, Antietam National Battlefield. Information: 301/695-1864.

Through Oct. 14: “The Civil War in Maryland: Rare Photographs From the Collection of the Maryland Historical Society and Its Members,” the largest collection of Civil War Maryland photographs ever displayed. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the H. Furlong Baldwin Library of the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore. Information: 410/685-3750, Ext. 349, or www.mdhs.org.


Thursday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear Manassas National Battlefield Park historian Jim Burgess speak on “Thoroughfare Gap: Pathway to Lee’s Greatest Victory,” 7 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free and open to the public. Information: 703/675-0702.

Sept. 16: A historical marker will be unveiled in the Centreville Historic District by Sully District Supervisor Michael Frey and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerry Connolly as part of Centreville Day. The dedication of the marker, which depicts the use of the Old Stone Church as a Civil War hospital and highlights the contribution of Sara Emma Edmonds, a woman who posed as a man (Frank Thompson) and served as a soldier and a nurse at the hospital, takes place at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension (Old Stone Church), 13941 Braddock Road, Centreville. The event includes a “Rolling Museum” that will showcase various artifacts of Centreville history. Tours of other historic buildings in the Centreville Historic District will be available.


Wednesday: The Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table will hear Michael Werner speak on the Jewish contribution to the Civil War, 8 p.m. at the Hilltop House Hotel, 400 E. Ridge St., Harpers Ferry. The meeting is 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 civilwar@washingtontimes.com or by fax to 202/529-3298.



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