- The Washington Times - Friday, February 4, 2005



Monday: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear Wilbert Luck, author of “Journey to Honey Hill,” discuss “The Soldiers of the 54th and 55th Massachusetts,” and Mary Ann Jung will dress and perform as Clara Barton, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 1300 or 1302 of the Longworth House Office Building. Free refreshments served from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Information: 703/820-1232 or 703/527-0237.


Tomorrow: Re-enactors from the 17th Virginia Regiment, Company H, depict the everyday life of Civil War soldiers, including their equipment and nutrition and the diseases they faced in camp, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 East Patrick St., Frederick.

Thursday: The Chesapeake Civil War Round Table will hear Ed Bonekemper, author of “A Victor, Not a Butcher: Ulysses S. Grant’s Overlooked Military Genius,” discuss the Union general, 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 219 of the Cade Center for Fine Arts at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. Information: 410/777-2428.


Through Feb. 18: “Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation” exhibit at Gettysburg College. Free public events include film, talks, music and workshop. Information: 717/337-6600 or www.gettysburg.edu/library/lincolnexhibit.


Today: Sophia Lynn, project manager for the President Lincoln and Soldiers’ Home National Monument, tells the story of “Lincoln’s Other White House: The Soldiers’ Home,” 1 p.m. in the Fort Ward Museum library, 4301 Braddock Road, Alexandria. Admission $5. Information and reservations: 703/838-4848.

Thursday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear Susan Inskeep Gray speak on “Intrigue at Fairfax Court House: Antonia Ford and Joseph C. Willard” at 7:15 p.m., Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free and open to the public. Information: 703/675-0702.

Feb. 13: Historian Bob Harrison discusses “Dick Poplar and other African-American Defenders of the Confederacy,” presented by Frank Stringfellow Camp 822 Sons of Confederate Veterans, at the American Legion Post 177, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. Social hour at 5 p.m., with Southern fried-chicken supper at 6 and lecture at 7. For reservations, send name and number of guests to [email protected] Supper and lecture cost $20 adult, $15 senior citizen, $10 ages 7-18. Children under 7 free when accompanied by a paying adult. Cost to hear the lecture only is $5. Information: www.stringfellowcamp.org and click on Upcoming Events.


Tomorrow: A special exhibit, “Prepared for Success: A Shining Star of Storer College,” opens at 2 p.m. on the second floor of the John Brown Museum on Shenandoah Street in Harpers Ferry and continues through the end of February, Black History Month. The exhibit features the life and work of David Cole, a 1949 graduate of Storer College, which was founded in Harpers Ferry after the Civil War to educate blacks. Mr. Cole will speak at tomorrow’s opening. Information: 304/535-6029.

Feb. 12, 13, 19 and 20: Ranger-guided programs at 2 p.m. at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will explore the historical contributions of blacks at Harpers Ferry. 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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