- The Washington Times - Friday, September 10, 2004



Tuesday: The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia presents author Michael Schellhammer on “Soldiering Is Not Play: Leadership Challenges for Volunteer Officers in the Civil War.” Social hour with cash bar at 6 p.m., dinner ($28) at 7 p.m., speaker at 8 p.m. (free). Contact Jim Hurdle at [email protected]

Sept. 21: The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia will hear Thomas Lowry speak on “Confederate Heroines.” Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:45 p.m., program at 7:45 p.m. Dinner and program cost $26. Reservation deadline: Wednesday. Late registrants may attend presentation only for $5. Contact Susan Dennis at 703/532-6188, 202/622-5438 or [email protected]


Sept. 18: Maj. Gen. Isaac R. Trimble Camp No. 1836 of Sons of Confederate Veterans sponsors the annual CSA Soldier Monument ceremony, 11 a.m. at the Howard County Courthouse, Ellicott City. The speaker is Larry Denton, author of “A Southern Star for Maryland.” Information: 410/381-1582.

Sept. 18-19: Second annual Living History Weekend at Ferry Hill Place, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Infantry drill demonstration, music, plantation house tours. Saturday 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 301/582-0813.

Sept. 19: Historian Janet Bucklew will present a short lecture and slide presentation on “Mary Todd Lincoln: Victim of History” 1 to 4 p.m. at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Each half-hour program will begin on the hour. Information: 301/695-1864 or www.civilwarmed.org.

Sept. 18-19: Maryland Civil War Weekend in observance of the Battle of Antietam at Town Square, Sharpsburg. Encampment and lectures on the grounds of Lee’s headquarters, Grove House. Information: Robert Reyes at 410/437-4467 or Ralph Vincent at 410/461-9377.

Sept. 19: The Wildcat Regimental Band plays a Grand Concert starting at 2:30 p.m. at Antietam National Battlefield’s Mumma Barn (stop No. 6 on the driving tour), one of numerous programs planned for the battle anniversary weekend. Information: 301/432-5124 or www.nps.gov/anti/home.htm.


Sept. 25-26: “Gray Thunder on the Hill,” a Confederate encampment with cannon-firing demonstrations, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, National Museum of the Civil War, 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg. Information: 717/260-1861.


Sept. 17-19: “The Third Battle of Winchester and Its Aftermath: Sept. 19, 1864” in Winchester. Lectures, battlefield tours with field hospital, living history, exhibits. Information: 888/689-4545 or www.ShenandoahAtWar.org.


Today and tomorrow: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park presents “Capture of Harpers Ferry,” a living-history program highlighting the aftermath of the 1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry. Special tours and exhibits will be offered from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow. Information: 304/535-6029.

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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