- The Washington Times - Friday, August 26, 2005



Sept. 12: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear author George C. Kundahl speak on “Alexandria Goes to War: Beyond Robert E. Lee,” at 6:30 p.m. in Room 1300-1302 of the Longworth House Office Building, third floor. Information: 703/820-1232.

Sept. 13: The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia will hear author William Styple speak on “Generals in Bronze,” about sculptor James Kelly’s interviews with more than 40 Civil War generals. Meeting at Fort McNair. Picture ID required for entrance. Social hour at 6 p.m. with cash bar. Dinner at 7 ($28, reservations required). Speaker at 8. Information and reservations: 301/585-7917.

Sept. 20: The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia will hear author Ernest Furgurson speak on “Washington in the Civil War.” Fort McNair Officers Club. Cocktails at 6 p.m. Dinner at 6:45 p.m. (dinner and program, $26). Speaker at 7:45. Reservations must be made by close of business on Sept. 14. Late registrants may attend the program only for $5. Information and reservations: Susan Dennis at 703/532-6188 (home) or 202/622-5438 (work) or e-mail at dennisu@tsa.si.edu.


Today: Members of the Atlantic Guard Soldiers’ Aid Society portray efforts by civilians on behalf of soldiers, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864 or www.civilwarmed.org.

Sept. 3-4: Living-history presentation of a Union surgeon, hospital steward and nurse, including a demonstration of surgical techniques and nursing practices, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St. Information: 301/695-1864 or www.civilwarmed.org.

Sept. 8: The Chesapeake Civil War Round Table will hear William Sheldon Dudley, former history director for the U.S. Navy, speak on the Confederate submarine Hunley, 7 p.m. at the Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, on the Arnold campus of Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway. Free. Information: 410/777-2428.

Through Nov. 27: The Surratt House Museum features a photographic exhibit tracing the assassination of Abraham Lincoln from the plot to capture the president through the trial and the carrying out of the conspirators’ sentences. The exhibit is part of public tours of the museum, at 9118 Brandywine Road, Clinton. Open Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Last tour a half-hour before closing. Information: 301/868-1121 or www.surratt.org.


Today: Tenor Douglas Jimerson will perform songs of the Civil War era at the Gettysburg Music Muster. The performance will take place throughout the day at various locations, including the Cyclorama and the visitors center at Gettysburg National Military Park. Mr. Jimerson will be accompanied by Gilmore’s Light Ensemble. Musicians will perform in period dress. Call 800/521-1585, Ext. 2.


Today: “Churches Under Siege,” a 90-minute walking tour, departs at 2 p.m. from the historic Court House on Sycamore Street in Petersburg and takes visitors to three of the city’s most historic places of worship — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Tabb Street Presbyterian Church and Second Presbyterian Church. Free. Information: Petersburg National Battlefield, 804/732-331, Ext. 200.

Sept. 8: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear Charles Poland Jr. speak on “The Glories of War: Small Battles and Early Heroes of 1861,” 7:15 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. 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 civilwar@washingtontimes.com or by fax to 202/529-3298.

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