- The Washington Times - Friday, December 1, 2006


Monday: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will see living-history performers Bonnie Fairbank and Pat Sowers present “Christmas During the Civil War,” beginning at 6 p.m. in Room 1300/1302 of the Longworth House Office Building. The Round Table also will hold its annual Christmas party that night. Free. For more information, phone George Franks at 301/379-0330.

Wednesday: Author Charles Flood speaks on “Grant and Sherman: A Civil War Friendship,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Smithsonian Associate members, $25; general admission, $35. Mr. Flood’s book “Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War” will be available for signing at the lecture.

Dec. 12: The Civil War Round Table of Washington will hear Jack Waugh speak on “Two Classmates: A Study of Success and Failure,” comparing Stonewall Jackson and George B. McClellan. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. at the Fort McNair Officers Club, followed by dinner at 7 and speaker at 8. Cost: $28. Reservations required by Wednesday. Contact John Restall at 703/578-1942 or [email protected] More information: 703/605-7123.


Today and tomorrow: The Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum, 3725 Dr. Samuel Mudd Road, Waldorf, holds a candlelight Victorian Christmas with Civil War re-enactors, musical entertainment and refreshments, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission: Adults, $5; children, $1; members free. Information: 301/645-6870 or 301/274-9358.

Today: Memorial Illumination of more than 23,000 candles on Antietam National Battlefield, 6 p.m. Rain date Dec. 8. Visitors center open 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 301/695-1864 or www.nps.gov/anti.

Today: The USS Constellation Museum presents a concert by the 28th Pennsylvania Regimental Band and a screening of “Gone With the Wind” at the historic Maryland Theatre, 21-27 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown, to benefit ongoing restoration of the ship. Admission to the 7 p.m. event is $25. For tickets, call 301/790-2000 or www.mdtheatre.org or visit the theater’s box office. Information: 240/291-3128.

Through Jan. 7: The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St. in downtown Frederick, presents a Christmas exhibit covering the celebration by soldiers in the field and their families at home, the Christmas tree, stockings hung on the mantel, 19th-century toys and ornaments, Christmas songs and early images of Santa Claus.


Dec. 14: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear Richard Griffin speak on “The Horse Artillery in the Army of the Potomac: Including the 6th New York Independent Battery,” 7 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free and open to the public. Information: 703/675-0702.


Dec. 13: The Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table will hear Thomas Lowry talk about a few of the 90,000 surviving Civil War court-martial manuscripts, 8 p.m. at the Hilltop House Hotel, 400 E. Ridge St., 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 civilwar@washingtontimes.com or by fax to 202/529-3298.

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