- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 15, 2003

Maryland
Today-tomorrow:
The role of the Signal Corps, including demonstrations of authentic telegraph equipment of the era, will be the focus of Adrian Tudor's presentation at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is at 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Call 301/695-1864.
Feb. 23:
"Lincoln and His Generals" is the topic of historian and author Jeffry Wert's talk at the Antietam National Battlefield's visitor center at 2 p.m. Mr. Wert will focus on the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and senior generals in the Army of the Potomac. Call 301/432-5124.
Virginia
Feb. 23:
A Civil War book club highlighting national parks in the national capital area will be introduced at Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial. Sessions will be held monthly through September at local National Park Service sites. Mary Coulling, author of "The Lee Girls," will lead the initial discussion, exploring the lives of Lee's daughters as they grew up at Arlington House and experienced the Civil War. Call 703/235-1530.
Feb. 26:
A lecture by professor Edward C. Smith, director of American Studies at the American University, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St. The program is sponsored by the Lyceum and the Alexandria Historical Society. Mr. Smith will speak on "The Evolution of Abraham Lincoln from 'Caterpillar' to 'Bufferfly' via his First and Second Inaugural Addresses." The program is free and open to the public. Call 703/838-4994.
District
March 3:
The Confederate invasion of New Mexico is the subject of a lecture by Ed Bearrs, historian emeritus of the National Park Service. He will speak in Room 1302, the Longworth House Office Building at 6:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. The program will be preceded by dinner (Dutch treat) with Mr. Bearrs at Bull Feathers, 410 First St. SE. Call 703/820-1232 or 202/220-5378.
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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