- The Washington Times - Friday, October 31, 2003



Monday: Jim Burgess of Manassas National Battlefield Park will discuss “The Significance of the First Battle of Manassas” at the Longworth House Office Building, Independence and New Jersey avenues SE. The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin with refreshments at 6 p.m. For more information, call 301/262-3768 or 703/768-6198.

Nov. 8: The annual grave-site ceremony honoring Capt. Henry Wirz will take place 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 the Jefferson Davis Camp No. 305 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, at 703/221-2906.


Nov. 8: 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 the Friends of the President Street Station. For information, call 410/437-4467 or 410/461-9377.

Nov. 8: 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.


Nov. 12: 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.

Nov. 13: 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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