- The Washington Times - Friday, October 7, 2005



TUESDAY: The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia will hear investigative reporter Warren Getler talk about his book “Shadow of the Sentinel: One Man’s Quest to Find the Hidden Treasure of the Confederacy.” Social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 (reservations required), speaker at 8, Fort McNair Officers Club. Fee is $28 for dinner and speaker, $5 for speaker only. Information: John Restall at 703/578-1942 or [email protected]

Oct. 18: The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia will hear Ron White speak on “The Eloquent President” at the Fort McNair Officers Club. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:45 and program at 7:45. Price: $26 ($5 for speaker only). Reservations required by close of business Wednesday. Contact Susan Dennis at 703/532-6188 (home), 202/622- 5438 (work) or [email protected]


Oct. 15-16: Members of the Freedom Guards Living History Company discuss the contributions of the U.S. Sanitary Commission in the Civil War, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the hour, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 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.


Today and tomorrow: The North-South Skirmish Association holds its 112th National Competition in which member units compete in live-fire matches with original or authentic reproduction Civil War-period muskets, carbines, breech-loading rifles, revolvers, mortars and cannons. Free. Fort Shenandoah near Winchester. Information: Bruce Miller at 248/258-9007 or www.n-ssa.org.

Thursday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear William B. Styple speak on “Generals in Bronze: Revealing Interviews With the Commanders of the Civil War,” 7:15 p.m., Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free and open to the public. Information: 703/675-0702.

Friday: Prince William County holds a dedication ceremony for new Civil War Trails signs at Ewell’s Chapel and Greenwich, 10 a.m., Greenwich Presbyterian Church, 15305 Vint Hill Road in Nokesville. Information: Historic Preservation Division, 703/792-4754.

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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