- The Washington Times - Friday, August 27, 2004



Today and tomorrow: USS Constellation Museum’s 150th anniversary Festival of the Sea marks the ship’s 1854 launch, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include music, nautical games, naval demonstrations, special tours and cannon firings. Information: 410/539-1797.

Sept. 4: Karen Thyer presents “Mother Bickerdyke: Cyclone in Calico,” the story of Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke, who “went to war” to make sure sick and wounded soldiers got the food and supplies they needed, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864.


Today: Tenth annual Civil War Music Muster at Gettysburg National Military Park. Brass bands, fife and drum, and parlor music in concert on Cyclorama lawn followed by an early evening concert at the Pennsylvania Monument. Information: 717/334-1124, Ext. 422 or 431, or www.nps.gov/gett.


Today: Fairfax County marks the 142nd anniversary of the Battle of Chantilly, or Ox Hill, as the Confederates called it, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ox Hill Battlefield Park, West Ox Road and Monument Drive. Activities include a talk and tour by author David A. Welker, army camp life, Civil War medical treatments, musket firing and soldier drill demonstrations. Information: David Welker at 703/830-7713.

Tomorrow: The Loudoun County Civil War Round Table will conduct a rededication and unveiling for a revised Virginia Civil War Trails marker on Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg, at 1 p.m. The marker is near the entrance to the Edwards Landing subdivision. Information: Jim Morgan at 571/225-2812.

Sept. 9: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear author and historian Wally Owen speak on “The Civil War Defenses of Washington” at 7:15 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germaine Drive. The meeting is free and open to the public. Information: 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 [email protected] or by fax to 202/529-3298.

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