- The Washington Times - Friday, January 28, 2005



Feb. 7: 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.

Feb. 12: The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia, marking the 196th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, will hear Craig L. Symonds discuss Civil War military history, Crystal Ballroom, Fort McNair Officers Club. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:45, and program at 8. Dinner, $35; program only, $5. Reservations required by Feb. 4. Contact Susan Dennis at 703/532-6188 or [email protected]


Feb. 6: Re-enactors from the 17th Virginia Regiment, Company H, depict the everyday life of Civil War soldiers, including their equipment, 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.

Feb. 10: 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 the Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219 on the Anne Arundel Community College’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. 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: The classic 1951 film “The Red Badge of Courage” will be presented at 2 p.m. at the Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. The movie’s original theatrical trailer will precede the film. Admission free but reservations suggested due to limited seating. Information: 703/838-4848.

Feb. 5: 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.

Feb. 13: Black 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, 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 citizens; $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.”

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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