- The Washington Times - Friday, May 6, 2005



Today: ?The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln,? a program presented by Sue Ketron, includes a look at the medical aspects of Lincoln’s injuries. On the hour, 11 a.m. through 4 p.m., National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864.

Thursday: The United Daughters of the Confederacy, D.C. Division, meets jointly with the Montgomery County Civil War Round Table to mark the latter group’s 25th anniversary. Historian James R. Robertson Jr. will speak. Cash bar at 6 p.m., Civil War-era band at 6:15, silent auction all evening, dinner at 7; Holiday Inn, Gaithersburg. Paid reservations required by Monday. Dinner, $24; speaker only, $5. Make checks payable to MCCWRT and mail to Vicki Heilig, 11843 Summer Oak Drive, Germantown, MD 20874. Information: 301/972-3496.

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 www.epfl.net.

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. Spring open house with free tours, noon to 4 p.m., May 21 and 22. Information: 301/868-1121 or www.surratt.org.


Today and tomorrow: In recognition of the 141st anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness, the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield and the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park will be hosting multiple events. Information: www.fowb.org.

Thursday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear historian Ed Bearss speak on ?The Best Army and Corps Commanders of the Civil War? at 7:15 p.m.; Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free. Information: 702/675-0702.

May 14: Civil War book sale, sponsored by Friends of Fort Ward, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Free admission. Information: 703/838-4848.

May 14-15: ?Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: The Night Belonged to Mosby,? a series of short vignettes about John Singleton Mosby, 8 p.m. Saturday by lantern light and 3 p.m. Sunday beginning at the Rector House in the village of Atoka, four miles west of Middleburg on U.S. Route 50. Free. Information: 540/687-6681 or [email protected]

May 15: ?How the Confederate Army Used Railroads During the War for Southern Independence,? a lecture by Ron Beavers of the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, presented by Frank Stringfellow Camp 822, Sons of Confederate Veterans, at American Legion Post 177, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. Social hour starts at 5 p.m. with a Southern fried chicken supper at 6, lecture at 7. To reserve space, send name and number of guests to [email protected] Supper: $20 adults, $15 senior citizens, $10 ages 7-18, free for children under 7. Lecture only, $5. Information: www.stringfellowcamp.org.

May 21: ?Life in the Officers’ Hut,? a living-history program, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Free. Information: 703/838-4848.


Wednesday: The Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table will hear Bruce Venter talk about Gen. Judson Kilpatrick’s ill-fated raid on Richmond to free Union prisoners, 8 p.m. at the Camp Hill Methodist Church, corner of Washington and Gilmore streets, Harpers Ferry. Free and open to the public.

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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