- The Washington Times - Friday, February 24, 2006



March 6: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear author Ed Bearss, historian emeritus of the National Park Service, speak on “Hard Luck Ironclad: The Sinking and Salvage of the Cairo” at 6:30 p.m. in Room 1300/1302 of the Longworth House Office Building. Information: 703/243-0049.


Today: A program on the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, the most celebrated black regiment of the Civil War, will be presented at 2 p.m. at the Fort Ward Museum Library, Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Information and reservations: 703/838-4848.

March 6: Sons of Confederate Veterans’ Robert E. Lee Camp No. 72 will hear Thomas Moore, author of “The Hunt for Confederate Gold,” at the American Legion Hall, 400 Cameron St., Alexandria. Social at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 and then the speaker. Cost: $20. Information and reservations: Charlie Higginbotham at 703/455-4680.

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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