Friday, May 27, 2005



June 4: Annual Confederate Memorial Day Ceremony sponsored by the Maryland Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Col. Harry W. Gilmor Camp 1388 Sons of Confederate Veterans, 10:30 a.m. at Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore. Open to public. Refreshments. Information and maps: Elliott Cummings, 410/296-9235.

June 4: Re-creation of a Civil War field hospital with demonstrations of amputation techniques by Dr. Jonathan O’Neal, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pry House Field Hospital Museum on Antietam Battlefield. Information: 301/695-1864.

Through June 10: The exhibit ‘Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation’ is on display at the Enoch Pratt Free Library (Central Library), 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore. Free. Information about the exhibit and related events: 410/396-5494 or

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


Tomorrow: A special program, ‘Hallowed Ground: America’s National Cemeteries,’ will trace the growth of the national cemetery system from its beginnings after the Civil War, 9 p.m. on the lawn behind Petersburg National Battlefield’s Main Visitor Center, off Route 36. Free. Information: 804/732-3531.

Tomorrow: The Black Horse Chapter 9 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Black Horse Camp 780 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans host a Confederate Memorial Day service at Warrenton Cemetery, beginning at 2 p.m. at the ‘To Name the Fallen’ Monument. Virginia Beard Morton, author of ‘Marching Through Culpeper,’ will speak. Information: Grace Schrader of the UDC at 540/347-1808 or Dink Godfrey of the SCV at 540/349-8087.

Monday: Ox Hill (Chantilly) Battlefield Memorial Day program, 1 p.m. at the battlefield park, Monument Drive and West Ox Road, Fairfax. Speaker Charles V. Morrow, author of ‘The Battle of Chantilly: A Monumental Storm,’ will discuss the battle and the movie he is producing about it. Also, presentation of colors, music and wreath laying.

June 5: The Confederate Memorial Committee of the District of Columbia marks the 197th anniversary of Jefferson Davis’ birth and the 91st anniversary of the dedication of the Arlington Confederate Monument, 3 p.m. at the monument on Jackson Circle, Arlington National Cemetery. The Rev. G. Gil Watson will speak. Free and open to the public.

June 11: Annual Civil War Camp Day living-history program, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Torchlight tours of Union and Confederate camps from 7 to 9 p.m. Suggested donation, $2 for adults and $1 for children. Information: 703/838-4848.

June 11-12: The Virginia Horse Center in Lexington presents Hunter’s Raid at Lexington re-enactment, hosted by the 2nd Virginia Cavalry, Company C. Also, music, living history and vendors. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. $10, adults; $5 for youths 7 to 12. Information: 540/464-2950 or

Information excerpted in part from the Civil War News, Tunbridge, VT 05077, by permission. Information for the calendar may be sent to or by fax to 202/529-3298.

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