Calendar of events

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

June 23-24: The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia presents “Off the Beaten Path: Robert E. Lee’s 1862 Maryland Campaign” with historian Ed Bearss. Visit three battlefields and many sites not normally open to the public. For reservations, call 202/306-4988; e-mail cwrt_dc@comcast.net or see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cwrt_dc/ for more information.

MARYLAND

Today: Living-history presentation of a Union field surgeon portrayed by Jason Grabill. The program will include a demonstration of Civil War-era surgical practices and techniques and a discussion of the surgeons’ challenges and triumphs. Activities will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum on the Antietam National Battlefield, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike between Sharpsburg and Keedysville, Md. Call 301/695-1864 for more information.

June 23-24: Historian James W. Lowry will discuss “The Battlefield Embalmer: Preserving the Civil War Dead” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St. in downtown Frederick, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $6.50 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4.50 for children ages 10 to 16. Children younger than 9 free. Call 301/695-1864.

Through June 30: The Heritage Theatre Company performs Karen Tarjan’s stage adaptation of Michael Shaara’s novel “The Killer Angels” Thursday through Saturday at the Amphitheatre in the Woods, Cabin John Regional Park, 7400 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac. Tickets: adults $25 to $30, seniors $22.50 to $27.50, students (full time, 18 years and younger) $15 to $18. Additional information can be found on the company Web site, www.theheritagetheatre.org, or by phoning 301/770-9080.

VIRGINIA

Today: The Mosby Heritage Area Association presents “Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee,” 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood. Stories about life in the area during the Civil War will be told by the Gray Ghost Interpretive Group in and around the mill. Free. Information and directions: www.mosbyheritagearea.org or 540/687-6681.

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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