- The Washington Times - Friday, June 4, 2004


Rockville, Md., will commemorate its role in a crucial chapter of the Civil War with a series of free events next weekend in and around Courthouse Square at Rockville Town Center, two blocks west of the Red Line Metro stop.

The program, “Civil War Returns to Rockville, 1864: Jubal Early’s March on Washington,” will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 12 and from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13.

It will feature civilian and military re-enactors, period music, speakers, tours of 1864 Rockville and an 1860s baseball game.

Author B.F. Cooling will deliver the keynote address — “Jubal Early’s Raid on Washington: The Campaign That Might Have Changed American History — And Did!” — from about 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. the first day.

In addition to other activities, living-history debates on national, state and local issues of 1864 will take place on the second day, as will a Signal Corps demonstration. A full schedule and more information can be found at www.peerlessrockville.org or by calling Peerless Rockville at 301/762-0096.



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