- The Washington Times - Friday, May 14, 2004


May 22: Storyteller Johnnie Lockett Thomas brings Civil War tales and frontier experience to life in her dramatic portrayal of 19th-century black soldiers, 2:30 to 5 p.m., People’s Congregational Church, 4704 13th St. NW. Benefit for the League of Women Voters. Tickets $25. Information: 202/347-3020 or [email protected]


Today: Falls Church Civil War Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave. Activities include spy-story re-enactments, a demonstration of Civil War-era balloon surveillance and present-day surveillance, a soldier’s-life demonstration, a talk by an actress portraying Clara Barton, tours of the Civil War farmhouse, a bus tour of local Civil War sites, and period music. Free. Information: 703/248-5171.

Tomorrow: The Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park will mark the 140th anniversary of Battle of Spotsylvania Court House with a commemorative ceremony at 2 p.m. at the Bloody Angle. Confederate re-enactors will answer questions at their camp 200 yards in front of the Bloody Angle beginning at noon. Park Service walking tours at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Information: 540/373-6122 or 540/786-2880.

Tuesday: Frank Stringfellow Camp 822 Sons of Confederate Veterans meets at the American Legion Post, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. Supper begins at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., Richard Hines, past commander of the Jefferson Davis Camp, speaks on the SCV at the local, state and national levels, followed by election of camp officers. Supper $20 for adults; $15 for senior citizens; $10 for ages 7 to 18; children under 7 free when accompanied by a paying adult; $5 lecture only. For reservations or information, call 703/533-0884 or visit www.stringfellowcamp.org.

May 22: Free program on Civil War photography by Robert Szabo, noon to 4 p.m., Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Information: 703/838-4848.

May 26: Jeff Johnston, program specialist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will talk about his work with the USS Monitor, 7:30 p.m., the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Old Town Alexandria. Free.


May 22: Living-history presentation of a Confederate surgeon portrayed by Jason Grabill, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864.

May 22: Historic Surratt House Museum (9118 Brandywine Road, Clinton; www.surratt.org) is offering a tour of the John Wilkes Booth escape route. Participants will leave the Surratt House Museum at 7:30 a.m. on an air-conditioned coach bus. This trip in time from Ford’s Theatre to the site of Garrett’s Farm takes about 12 hours and is narrated by an expert on the Lincoln assassination. For prices and registration, phone 301/868-1121.

Information excerpted in part from the Civil War News, Tunbridge, VT 05077, by permission. Information for the calendar may be sent to civilwar@washingtontimes.com or by fax to 202/529-3298.

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