- The Washington Times - Friday, November 5, 2004



Nov. 15: Edward G. Longacre, author of “Custer and His Wolverines,” will talk about the general’s dramatic role in the war. The Smithsonian Associates event takes place at 6:30 p.m. (location on ticket). Book-signing after lecture. General admission $15, members $12. Information and tickets: 202/357-3030 or www.residentassociates.org.


Today: Maine Camp & Hospital Association presentations on home-front efforts for soldiers, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864 or www.civilwarmed.org.

Through Dec. 23: The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, presents an art show featuring the works of Jeff Fioravanti, whose works depict historical landscapes, including Gettysburg, Antietam and Manassas. Original works, prints and art cards are available in the museum store. Information: 301/695-1864.

Thursday: Writer Daniel Toomey will speak to the Laurel Historical Society on “Civil War Veterans and Their Organizations,” at 7:30 p.m., Laurel Pool Clubroom, Ninth and Main streets, Laurel. Members free. Nonmembers $3. Information: 301/725-7975.

Thursday: The Chesapeake Civil War Round Table at Anne Arundel Community College will hear anthropologist Richard Charles Mitchell speak on “North American Indians and the Civil War,” 7 to 9 p.m. in the Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219 on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Free and open to the public. Information: Lester Brooks at 410/777-2428.

Nov. 13: The Point Lookout POW Descendants Organization pays tribute to Confederates who were imprisoned and those who died at the prison camp, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Confederate Memorial Park. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. in the Point Lookout POW Cemetery, including an address by Michael Virts. Afterward, prisoner re-enactors will present a play each hour. Displays, vendors and encampments. Information: Patricia Buck at [email protected] or 757/989-1928.


Tomorrow: Children and their families will hear a reading of “Li’l Dan the Drummer Boy: A Civil War Story,” the only children’s book created by famed artist Romare Bearden, at 2 p.m., Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Recommended for children ages 4-8. Admission free but reservations recommended. Information: 703/838-4848.

Thursday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear historian R. Keith Young speak on “Point Lookout: A Prisoner’s View.” The Veterans Day program takes place at VFW Blue & Gray Post, 5703 Vogue Road, Fairfax Station. The meeting is free and open to the public. Information: 703/675-0702.


Today and tomorrow: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park presents an artillery demonstration and program on Gen. Stonewall Jackson’s capture of the 12,500-man Union garrison. Today’s schedule includes artillery firing at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tomorrow’s schedule includes artillery firing at noon and 2 p.m. Information: 304/535-6029.

Wednesday: The Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table will hear historian Richard Sauers discuss the day-to-day life of the Union Army and how it coped with the stress of war, 8 p.m. at the Camp Hill Methodist Church, Washington and Gilmore streets, Harpers Ferry. Free and open to the public.

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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