- The Washington Times - Friday, November 7, 2003


Today: The annual grave-site ceremony honoring Capt. Henry Wirz will take place 10:30 a.m. at the Mount Olivet Cemetery, 1300 Bladensburg Road NE. Charles Goolsby, past commander of the Maryland Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call Jim Freeman, commander of Jefferson Davis Camp No. 305 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, at 703/221-2906.


Today: A lecture titled “Mr. A. Lincoln Remembers Baltimore and the President Street Station” will be presented at the Baltimore Civil War Museum, President Street Station, 10:30 a.m. to noon. The program is sponsored by Friends of the President Street Station. For information, call 410/437-4467 or 410/461-9377.

Today: A living-history program, “Camp Life of Confederate Soldiers,” will be presented at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by Company H of the 17th Virginia. For information, call 301/695-1864.


Monday: Edwin C. Bearss, chief historian emeritus of the National Park Service, will talk to the Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table. He will compare Civil War medicine with World War II treatment. (Mr. Bearss was wounded as a Marine in the Pacific). For time and location, call 540/786-2470.

Wednesday: Ron Beavers, historian at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, will speak on railroads during the Civil War at 7:30 p.m. at the museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. For more information, 703/4259225.

Wednesday: the Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table will meet at 8 p.m. at the Camp Hill Methodist Church, Washington and Gilmore streets, to hear John W. Thomson IV discuss his book “Horses, Hostages and Apple Cider: J.E.B. Stuart’s 1862 Chambersburg Raid.” The meeting is at 8 p.m.

Thursday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear Todd Berkhoff speak on the Battle of Bristoe Station at 7:15 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 703/675-0702.

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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