Sept. 14: 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@example.com.
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: Sept. 15. Late registrants may attend presentation only for $5. Contact Susan Dennis at 703/532-6188, 202/622-5438 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today: Karen Thyer presents “Mother Bickerdyke: Cyclone in Calico,” the story of Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke, who “went to war” to make sure sick and wounded soldiers got the food and supplies they needed, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864.
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. 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.
Thursday through Sept. 12: The American Civil War in Miniature Series: Chapter One, at the Comfort Suites in Carlisle, hosted by the Georgetown Center for Living History and the Army Heritage Center Foundation. The weekend series is designed for dedicated war gamers who are students of the Civil War. Information: Fred Hubig at the Georgetown Center for Living History, 202/965-7433 or email@example.com.
Thursday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear author and historian Wally Owen speak on “The Civil War Defenses of Washington,” 7:15 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germaine Drive. The meeting is free and open to the public. Information: 703/675-0702.
Information excerpted in part from the Civil War News, Tunbridge, VT 05077, by permission. Information for the calendar may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 202/529-3298.