- The Washington Times - Friday, September 24, 2004



Thursday: Daniel Mark Epstein will discuss his book “Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington,” noon, Library of Congress, Mumford Room of the James Madison Memorial Building. Information: 202/707-1749 or [email protected]

Oct. 12: The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia presents author James Perry, who will speak on “Touched With Fire: Five Presidents and the Civil War Battles That Made Them,” at Fort McNair. Social hour at 6 p.m. with cash bar, followed by dinner at 7 ($28, reservations required) and speaker at 8 (free). Those interested should contact Jim Hurdle at [email protected] or phone 301/585-7917.


Oct. 9-10: Members of the Freedom Guards Living History Company will discuss the contributions of the U.S. Sanitary Commission on the hour starting at 11 a.m., National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864 or www.civilwarmed.org.


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


Today: “Mistaken Volley, Feeble Attack,” a tour of unmarked sites of the Battle of the Wilderness departs at 2 p.m. from Lake Wilderness clubhouse. National Park Service historian Greg Mertz leads this two-hour, 3.5-mile walking tour. Free. Information or directions: 540/972-9298 or www.fowb.org. Sponsored by Friends of Wilderness Battlefield.

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 civilwar@washingtontimes.com or by fax to 202/529-3298.

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