- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 17, 2008

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Saturday: A docent-led tour of Civil War-related graves and monuments is offered at 1 p.m. at Historic Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St. SE. Information: 202/543-0539 or target=blank>Click here for the Web site.

MARYLAND

Thursday: Hood College professor Betsy Estilow speaks on “Women in the Civil War” at 7:30 p.m. in the lecture hall at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864.

July 24: Marc Leepson, author of “Desperate Engagement,” speaks on the Battle of Monocacy at 7:30 p.m. in the lecture hall at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864.

VIRGINIA

Friday: The National Park Service presents an Arlington House by Moonlight tour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. This full-moon, fully escorted tour will focus on the relationship of Arlington House to the development and history of the Washington area and Robert E. Lee’s late-night decision to resign from the U.S. Army. Reservations required at 703/235-1530.

Monday: The 147th anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas will be observed at 10 a.m. under the trees at the Manassas National Battlefield Park, sponsored by the Virginia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Everyone is invited, and there will be refreshments after the ceremony and the presentation of wreaths at the Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson statue on the field.

Tuesday: Historian Ted Ballard will present an illustrated talk about the little-known but significant skirmish that took place outside the old Fairfax County Courthouse on June 1, 1861. The program takes place at 7 p.m. in the Bull Run Regional Library. To register for this free program, stop by the library at 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas, e-mail to Relic2@pwcgov.org, or phone 703/792-4540.

Send calendar information to gpierce@washingtontimes.com or by fax to 202/529-3298

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