- The Washington Times - Saturday, September 22, 2007

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Oct. 9: The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia will hear Jack Hurst speak on “Grant, Forrest and the Campaign That Won the War” at Fort McNair Officers Club, Fourth and P streets Southeast. A social begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:45 and then the speaker. Dinner $29, speaker only $5. Reservations required by Oct. 3. Contact John Restall at 301/763-4600.

MARYLAND

Thursday: The Alpine Station Civil War Round Table will hear Larry Freiheit talk about Confederate and Union intelligence operations during the Maryland Campaign, 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, High Street in Hancock. Free and open to the public.

VIRGINIA

Sept. 30: The Friends of Laura Ratcliffe holds the Merrybrook Fall Open House from 2 to 5 p.m. at the former home of the Confederate spy, 2346 Centreville Road, Herndon (first traffic light south of the Dulles Toll Road). Costumed re-enactors from the Mosby Heritage Area and the Mosby Players will perform at 2:30 and 4 p.m. At 3 p.m., Fairfax County Supervisor Catherine Hudgins will dedicate the National Historic Register plaque awarded to Merrybrook this year. Tours, refreshments, music and a silent auction also will be offered. For reservations, phone 703/728-5882. For more information, phone 703/904-8606.

Oct. 5: A free showing of the film “Danger Between the Lines,” the story of people living amid turmoil along Hunter Mill Road during the Civil War, takes place at 7 p.m. at the Unity Fairfax Church, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Civil War artifacts found along the road will be on display, and author Tom Evans will be on hand to answer questions.

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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