- The Washington Times - Friday, July 7, 2006


July 17: The Central Delaware Civil War Round Table will hear author Eric Wittenberg discuss his forthcoming book, “Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg” (co-authored with J. David Petruzzi), at 6:30 p.m. at the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forest Ave. (Route 8) in Dover. A buffet dinner ($14) will precede the talk. For reservations and directions, call Brenda Hiott at (302) 236-9314.


Today: Jason Grabill portrays a Confederate surgeon in a program that will include a demonstration of the era’s surgical practices and techniques as well as a discussion of the Confederate medical department, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864.

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: Guides in Civil War uniforms will lead free walking tours of Fort Ward at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The historic site and museum is at 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Information: 703/838-4848.

Today: The Mosby Heritage Area Association presents “Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: Mosby Owned the Night,” 8 to 10 p.m., starting at the Rector House in Atoka (four miles west of Middleburg on Route 50). The Gray Ghost Interpretive Group tells stories by lantern light at venues throughout the village. Free. Information: 540/687-6681.

Thursday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear Brian McEnany speak on “The West Point Class of 1862” at 7 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free and open to the public. Information: 703/675-0702.

Saturdays through July: Fighting and Frolicking: The Civil War Comes to Morven Park features historical interpreters portraying Civil War soldiers who lived at Morven Park in the winter of 1861-62. The program begins at 1 p.m. The park is at 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Reservations required no later than 3 p.m. Fridays. Admission: $5 adults, $1 children 6 to 12, under 6 free. Information and reservations: 703/777-6034 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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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