- The Washington Times - Friday, August 4, 2006


Through Oct. 14: “The Civil War in Maryland: Rare Photographs From the Collection of the Maryland Historical Society and Its Members,” the largest collection of Civil War Maryland photographs ever displayed. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the H. Furlong Baldwin Library of the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore. Information: 410/685-3750, Ext. 349, or www.mdhs.org.


Today: Re-enactors portray residents of Petersburg toward the end of the siege, 2 p.m. at the historic courthouse in Old Town Petersburg. There is no charge for this 60-minute program, presented as a town meeting in which audience members will be able to ask questions. Information: Ann Blumenschine at 804/732-3531, Ext. 203.

Today and tomorrow: Living history and a skirmish mark the 144th anniversary of the fight at Cedar Mountain Battlefield, Culpeper. Encampments, period music, commemoration for fallen soldiers. Information: 540/829-1099.

Thursday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park historian Greg Mertz speak on “I’ll Be Damned if I Will Cooperate: Gouverneur K. Warren at Spotsylvania Court House,” 7 p.m. at Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free and open to the public. Information: 703/675-0702.

Friday: History at Sunset: Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park’s Chancellorsville Visitor Center presents “Jackson’s Wounding at Midnight” with park historian Frank O’Reilly at 8 p.m. Information: www.nps.gov/frsp/vc.htm.

Aug. 12: The Mosby Heritage Area Association presents “Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: Mosby Owned the Night,” 8 to 10 p.m. at the Rector House in Atoka (four miles west of Middleburg on Route 50). Costumed interpreters tell stories by lantern light at venues throughout the village. Free. Information: 540/687-6681 or www.mosbyheritagearea.org.

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

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