Saturday, November 10, 2001

NOV. 17-18: The annual “Capital of the Confederacy Civil War Show” will be held at the Richmond Raceway on Strawberry Hill. Times are Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be artifact displays and speakers. Call 804/798-6817 or 804/737-5827.

District of Columbia
Wednesday: Edward Steers Jr. will discuss his book, “Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln,” beginning at noon in room 105 of the National Archives Building on Pennsylvania Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. When John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford’s Theatre on the night of April 14, 1865, he held a small derringer in his hand, but there were many fingers on the trigger. Mr. Steers introduces the cast of characters in this ill-fated drama. Reservations are recommended for this program. Call 202/208-7345.

Nov. 17: The National Museum of Civil War Medicine will play host to a program titled “Music and Medicine in the Civil War.” Musician George Wunderlich will play his Civil War-era banjo and discuss the role music played in medical care during the war. The program is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is at 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Call 301/695-1864.Nov. 25: The National Museum of Civil War Medicine will play host to a program titled “Medicine for the Soldier.” Historians Glenn and Gloria Baugher will portray a hospital steward and a civilian caregiver and discuss Confederate medicine and civilian contributions during the war. The presentation will include demonstrations on the preparation of medicines and will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is at 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Call 301/695-1864.
Wednesday: Author and historian Daniel Hartzler will address the Camp Maj. Gen. Isaac Ridgeway Trimble, Sons of Confederate Veterans on “Maryland’s Southern Poetry and Prose” at the Historic Mount Ida Mansion in Ellicott City. Call 410/672-1107 for starting time.

West Virginia

Wednesday: The monthly meeting of the Harpers Ferry Civil War Roundtable will begin at 8 p.m. in the Camp Hill Methodist Church, Washington and Gilmore streets in Harpers Ferry. Jerry Holsworth will be guest speaker and discuss the Texas brigade. The meeting is open to the public. Call 304/535-2101.

Walking tour: The Historical Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving American history, sponsors “Caught in the Crossfire,” a walking tour through the streets of Gettysburg. This tour gives participants a feel for what the residents of the town went through during the Battle of Gettysburg and its aftermath. The center offers tours for groups of 10 or more. A self-guided tour booklet also is available for $5.50. Make checks payable to the Historical Center, PO Box 233, Myersville, Md. 21773.
Information excerpted in part from the Civil War News, Tunbridge, Vt. 05077, by permission. Information for the calendar may be sent to The Washington Times by fax to 202/269-1853.

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