DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Tuesday: The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia will hear Bart Friedman speak about “Lincoln and the Ongoing War of Words: Contending for the Conservative High Ground” at the Fort McNair Officers’ Club. The meeting begins with a social at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:45 and the presentation at 8. The dinner costs $29. Speaker only, $5. Reservations required by Feb. 11 by calling 703/578-1942 or e-mailing John Restall at email@example.com.
Thursday: The Chesapeake Civil War Round Table will hear Bob Mullauer discuss the Battle of Franklin, 7 p.m. in Room 112 of the Anne Arundel Community College Humanities Building, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. Free.
Today: The Mosby Heritage Area Association presents “Fireside Mosby” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Rector House in Atoka, four miles west of Middleburg off Route 50 on State Route 713. The costumed Gray Ghost Interpretive Group tells stories about life there during the war, inside by a wood stove. Admission: $5 for adults, $2 for students. Information: 540/687-6681 or www.mosbyheritagearea.org.
Thursday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will see Dan Paterson, great-grandson of Confederate Gen. James Longstreet, present a pictorial history of this renowned Confederate officer at 7:30 p.m. in the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday: The Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table will hear Doug Perks speak on the role of Jefferson County, W.Va., in the Civil War, at 8 p.m. in the Hilltop House Hotel, 400 E. Ridge St., Harpers Ferry. Free and open to the public.
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