- The Washington Times - Friday, October 21, 2005



Today: Tours of Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick. Ranger-led battlefield hikes highlight tactics and troop movements during the battle. Free. Information: 301/662-3515.

Oct. 29-30: “The Battlefield Embalmer: Preserving the Civil War Dead,” with historian James W. Lowry as “Dr. Lowry, Embalming Surgeon,” National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Display of 19th-century coffins is included in the presentation. Information: 301/695-1864.

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.

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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