- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 23, 2002

Today: Edward Steers Jr. will speak on "Abraham Lincoln Defending the Great Emancipator" at 1 p.m. at the Fort Ward Museum. Mr. Steers, author of "Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln," will discuss attempts to discredit the Civil War president's traditional place in American history. Admission is $5. The museum is at 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. For more information, call 703/838-4848; e-mail, [email protected]
March 6: "Was Secession Constitutional?" is the lecture sponsored by the Museum of the Confederacy, in Richmond, and the Library of Virginia, at the library's auditorium, 5:30 p.m. Kent Masterson Brown and John Y. Simon will discussion the fundamental issues of secession. Free to members, $5 to nonmembers. By reservation. For information, call 804/649-1861, Ext. 10; Web site: www.moc.org.


Wednesday: The Maryland Historical Society's Civil War lecture series will feature Joseph P. Reidy, on "African American Sailors in the Civil War." He will speak at the Baltimore Civil War Museum-President Street Station at 7 p.m. The lecture is free with museum admission. For information, call 410/385-5188; Web site: www.mdhs.org.
March 2: The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick presents "Confederate Hospital Stewards and Southern Caregivers," 1-3 p.m., with historians Gleen and Gloria Baugher. For information, call 301/695-1864; e-mail: [email protected]

District of Columbia
Tuesday: The Civil War Preservation Trust holds at 10 a.m. a news conference at the National Press Club on the "10 Most Endangered Civil War Battlefield List." For information, call 202/367-1861.
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 202/529-3298.

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