- The Washington Times - Saturday, September 8, 2001

Virginia
Today and tomorrow: Civil War Medicine Weekend will be held at Endview Plantation in Newport News, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Activities include living-history demonstrations of medical practices and equipment. Call 757-887-1862. Tomorrow: Lee Hall Mansion is the site for the Meet Captains Bryan and Brent Living History Program. There will be living-history protrayals of military aides discussing their duties as well as guided tours of the mansion. The program is from 1 to 5 p.m. Call 757-888-3371. Sept. 15-17: The town of Edinburg holds its annual living history and re-enactment of the Battle of Edinburg on the original April 1, 1862 battle site. There will also be a Sunday memorial service as well as children's games, crafts and street dances. Call 540/984-8735. Walking tours: Weekend tours of Ball's Bluff Regional Park Saturdays and Sundays now though the last Sunday in October. Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. For directions to the park, call 703/779-9372.

Pennsylvania
Walking Tour:The Historic Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving American history, sponsors "Caught in the Crossfire," a walking tour through the streets of Gettysburg. This historic 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 Historic Center, PO Box 233, Myersville, Md. 21773.

Today: Presentation of camp life by members of Kemper's Brigade. The program will cover many aspects of the daily life of Confederate soldiers, including their nutrition, common diseases, the duties of a brigade surgeon and the history of the 7th Virginia, Company A. Program is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St. in downtown Frederick. Call 301/695-1864. Sept. 15-16: Each September on the weekend closest to the anniversary of the Battle of Antietam (Sept. 17, 1862), the town of Sharpsburg in conjunction with the Antietam National Battlefield present the annual Sharpsburg Heritage Festival. The festival showcases regional and international lecturers, musicians and artists. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, activities will be held along Main Street. Also, park rangers will lead a series of hikes across the battlefield. Other activities include period and contemporary crafts and continuous live performances of 18th and 19th century music. Free shuttle bus service will be provided. Call 800/228-STAY.CWalking tours: Civil War walking tours in Baltimore Sundays throughout the month of September, beginning at 1 p.m. Led by Friends of President Street Station, the tours follow the route of the Pratt Street riots, the first bloodshed of the war. The route is from the Baltimore Civil War Museum, 601 President St., to Camden Station. Cost is $5 and includes admission to the museum. Call 410/385-5188.i

District
The Washington-based Civil War Preservation Trust is accepting nominations for its "America's Most Endangered Battlefields" report. The report identifies the 10 most threatened war sites and what can be done to save them. The report is to be released in February at the National Press Club. The 10 sites to be highlighted in the study will be selected based on location, military significance and the immediacy of the current threat. To nominate a battlefield, fill out the form available online at www.civilwar.org/topten/nominationform.pdf.

Maryland
Today: Presentation of camp life by members of Kemper's Brigade. The program will cover many aspects of the daily life of Confederate soldiers, including their nutrition, common diseases, the duties of a brigade surgeon and the history of the 7th Virginia, Company A. The program is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St. in downtown Frederick. Call 301/695-1864.

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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