- The Washington Times - Friday, September 17, 2004



Today: 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.

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

Today and tomorrow: 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.

Tomorrow: 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.

Tomorrow: 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. Sept. 25 and noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 26. National Museum of the Civil War, 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg. Information: 717/260-1861.


Today and tomorrow: “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.

Oct. 1-3: The North-South Skirmish Association holds its 110th National Competition in which member units compete in live-fire matches with original or authentic reproduction Civil War-period muskets, carbines, breech-loading rifles, revolvers, mortars and cannons. Fort Shenandoah near Winchester. Spectators welcome, and admission is free. Information: Bruce Miller at 248/258-9007 or www.n-ssa.org.

Oct. 2: “An Evening With Walt Whitman,” a special fund-raiser for the Fort Ward Museum, 7 to 9 p.m. at the museum, 4301 Braddock Road, Alexandria. Interpreter Kevin Rawlings will portray Whitman. Cost: $25. Pre-registration required. Phone: 703/838-4848.

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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