- The Washington Times - Friday, March 25, 2005



April 5: Edward H. Bonekemper, author of “A Victor, Not a Butcher: Ulysses S. Grant’s Overlooked Military Genius,” will speak at a Smithsonian Resident Associates event, 6 p.m. at the S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. The speaker’s book will be available for signing after the lecture. General admission $15, members $12. For tickets and information, call 202/357-3030 or visit www.residentassociates.org.


April 2: Artist Mort Kunstler shows his latest Civil War painting, “Before the Ball,” which is set in Culpeper, and signs copies of his new book, “The Civil War Art of Mort Kunstler,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Culpeper Depot, on South Commerce Street in Culpeper. Sponsored by Village Frameworks and Gallery (540/825-7515).

April 3: A park ranger will lead a bus tour of Petersburg National Battlefield. The 81/2-hour tour will commemorate the 140th anniversary of the fall of Petersburg by focusing on events leading up to the end of the siege of the city. The bus will leave Petersburg National Battlefield’s visitors center on Washington Street (Route 36) at 9:30 a.m. Participants can bring a bag lunch or buy a buffet lunch for $11.95 at the Home Place Restaurant at Dinwiddie Court House. Cost of the tour is $30 per person, and reservations are required. Call 804/732-3531, Ext. 206.

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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