- The Washington Times - Friday, December 29, 2006


Jan. 8: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear Charles and Barbara Whalen discuss their recent book, “The Fighting McCooks,” at 6:30 p.m. in Room 1300/1302 of the Longworth House Office Building. Information: George Franks at 301/379-0330.


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.

Jan. 20: The annual Lee and Jackson birthday ceremony at the Lee-Jackson double equestrian monument, Art Museum and Wyman Park drives in Baltimore, begins at 11 a.m. Sponsored by the Col. Harry W. Gilmor Camp No. 1388 Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Maryland Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Information: Elliot Cummings, 410/296-9235 or [email protected]


Jan. 11: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear E.B. Vandiver III speak on “Civil War Sites of the North Atlantic Blockade” at 7 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free and open to the public. Information: 703/675-0702.

Jan. 13: The Mosby Heritage Area Association presents “The Fireside Mosby,” in which the Gray Ghost Interpretive Group tells stories about life in the area during the Civil War; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Rector House in Atoka (four miles west of Middleburg on Route 50). Free. Information: 540/687-6681.


Jan. 10: The Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table will hear Betsy Estilow tell of the many women who were present before, during and after the battle of Antietam and cared for the wounded on both sides; 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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