- The Washington Times - Friday, June 2, 2006


MondayThe Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear David Goetz speak on “The Life and Times of John Singleton Mosby” at 6:30 p.m. in Room 1300/1302 of the Longworth House Office Building. Free and open to the public.


Today through June 10: A sale of used books, CDs, vinyl records and tapes will be held at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will fund programs at the museum’s Education Department. The museum is at 48 E. Patrick St. For more information, call 301/695-1864.

Tuesday: The Col. W. Norris Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will hear historian Fred Hunt speak on his great-great-grandfather Union Gen. Henry J. Hunt and the general’s friendship with Gen. Braxton Bragg and other Confederates, 7 p.m. at the Damascus Public Library, 9701 Main St., Damascus. Free. Information: 301/977-0087 before 8 p.m. or [email protected]

June 14: In celebration of Flag Day, the C. Burr Artz Public Library and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine offer a program titled “Flags: Your Hidden Heritage” in the library’s Maryland Room. Robert Hartman, a vexillologist, will introduce various flags of the United States. Call 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 Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the H. Furlong Baldwin Library of the Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore. Information: 410/685-3750, Ext. 349, or www.mdhs.org.


Today: Soldier-led walking tour at Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site. This free tour will be conducted by guides in period uniforms and will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Walking shoes are recommended. Fort Ward is at 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Call 703/838-4848 for more information.

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.

Tomorrow: Annual ceremonies marking the 198th birthday of Jefferson Davis and the 92nd anniversary of the dedication of the Arlington Confederate Monument, 3 p.m. at the monument at Jackson Circle in Arlington National Cemetery. The speaker will be William C. Davis, biographer of Jefferson Davis.

Thursday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear Bruce Venter speak on “The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid on Richmond” at 7 p.m., Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free. Information: 703/675-0702.

Friday: The series History at Sunset will feature “Under the Guns: The Bombardment and Looting of Fredericksburg” with Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park historian John Hennessy. The program will be held in Market Square in downtown Fredericksburg beginning at 7 p.m. More information is at www.nps.gov/frsp/vc.htm.

June 10: 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). Period stories are told by costumed interpreters 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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