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Tomorrow: A tour of Civil War-related burials at Historic Congressional Cemetery on Capitol Hill, 1801 E St. SE, begins at 2 p.m. The tour includes the graves of Mathew Brady and Davy Herold and the monument to those who died in the Washington Arsenal Explosion in 1864. For more information, contact the cemetery at 202/543-0539.
Today through July 15: The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, located at 48 E. Patrick St. in Frederick, holds a used book and media sale 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the conference room. The sale will feature paperback and hardback books, CDs, vinyl records and audio and VHS tapes. Proceeds go to the museum, and donations of books and media are being accepted. Information: 301/695-1864.
Thursday: Preservation archaeologist Francine Bromberg will give a PowerPoint show about the history and archaeology of historic Freedmen's Cemetery, beginning at 6:45 p.m. at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum in the Torpedo Factory, 105 North Union St., Suite 327. This is part of the "Second Thursday in Old Town" event series. A team of city archaeologists has been investigating the site where about 1,800 freed people were buried in the late 1860s, documenting their findings while ensuring that no graves are disturbed. The presentation is free, but reservations are required. Phone 703/838-4399 or e-mail email@example.com.
Thursday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear Frank O'Reilly speak on "Gen. Robert E. Lee: Marching Out of Step," at 7 p.m. in the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free and open to the public. Information: 703/675-0702.
July 14: Free walking tours of Fort Ward will be conducted by a guide in period uniform at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The hour-long tour will introduce visitors to the history of the defenses of Washington, the building and role of Fort Ward, 19th-century fortification engineering and the troops who were stationed in this area during the Civil War. Walking shoes and bottled water are recommended. The Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site is at 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Reservations are not required. Information: 703/838-4848 or www.fortward.org.
Information excerpted in part from the Civil War News, Tunbridge, VT 05077, by permission. Information for the calendar may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 202/529-3298.
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