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- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 29, 2008


April 7: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear Edward H. Bonekemper III discuss his book "McClellan and Failure: A Study of Civil War Fear, Incompetence and Worse," at 7 p.m. in the Sumner School, 17th and M streets Northwest. Light refreshments at 6:30. Information: Richard Griffin at 703/566-1776.


April 9: George Wunderlich, executive director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, presents a lecture on Civil War medicine and the evolution of medical care during the past 150 years an interactive program for all ages. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the Frederick County Public Library, Brunswick. For information, phone the library at 301/694-9064.


April 5-6: Petersburg National Battlefield presents a living-history program featuring actors who portray Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and Julia Grant, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing throughout both days at the Grant Headquarters Unit at City Point (present-day Hopewell). For more information, phone ranger Ann Blumenschine at 804/732-3531, ext. 203.


April 9: The Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table will hear Steve French speak on "The Battle of Martinsburg, June 14, 1863" at 8 p.m. in the Quality Hotel Conference Center (Formerly the Cliffside) located on the east side of Route 340, 5 miles west of the traffic light at the entrance to Harpers Ferry National Park. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Information excerpted in part from the Civil War News, Tunbridge, Vt. 05077, by permission. Information for the calendar may be sent to or by fax to 202/529-3298.