- The Washington Times - Friday, June 24, 2005



Today and tomorrow: Historian James W. Lowry — as Dr. Lowry, embalming surgeon — discusses the practice of mortuary science and embalming during the war. A display of 19th-century coffins is included in the presentation, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864.

July 9-10: A Soldier’s Life on Campaign — the 141st Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy at Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick. Re-enactors depict the Confederates’ attempt to threaten Washington and the Union’s delay of the march. Artillery and infantry demonstrations. Saturday night campfire, music. Free. Information: 301/662-3515.

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: The life of the Civil War soldier will be interpreted by the Third U.S. Regular Infantry Union re-enactment group, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Free. Information: 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 [email protected] or by fax to 202/529-3298.

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