- The Washington Times - Friday, April 28, 2006


May 8: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table hosts a 5 p.m. panel discussion on how area Civil War round tables can work together. It features David Myers from the Civil War Preservation Trust; professor and author Edward Smith; and Gary Scott, chief historian of the National Park Service. Reception at 6, followed by a presentation at 7 by James L. Swanson, author of “Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer.” The location is Longworth House Office Building Room 1300. Free. Information: Larry Packet at 703/522-0341 or John Edward Hurley at 202/483-5700.

May 9: The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia will hear historian Glenn W. LaFantasie speak on “Twilight at Little Round Top: July 2, 1863, the Tide Turns at Gettysburg.” Social begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 and speaker at 8; Fort McNair Officers Club. Price: $28; speaker only, $5. Reservations required. Contact John Restall at 703/578-1942 or [email protected]


Today: Opening of “Remembrance and Recovery: Maryland’s Civil War Veterans Exhibit,” based on the collection of Dan Toomey. Mr. Toomey speaks at 11 a.m., and the exhibit opens at noon; National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864.

May 6: The Col. W. Norris Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will hear author R.B. Greenwalt speak on his new book, “1861: A Time for Glory,” about the 17th Mississippi’s experiences during the first year of the Civil War, at 7 p.m. at the Damascus Public Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus.


Today and tomorrow: The Prince William County Historic Preservation Division hosts “Prelude to War” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12227 Bristow Road, Bristow. Attendees will watch costumed interpreters re-enact a cavalry muster and encampment while learning about Civil War cavalry tactics and camp life. Free. Information: 703/792-4060 or 703/365-7895.

May 6: Re-enactors from the U.S. Signal Corps will demonstrate signaling techniques, relay messages and explain their role during the Civil War; Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Free. Information: 703/838-4848.

May 11: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear Ed Bearss speak on “Gettysburg — Day 2” at 7 p.m., Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free. Information: 703/675-0702.

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

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