- The Washington Times - Friday, June 30, 2006


Today The National Museum of Civil War Medicine commemorates the Battle of Gettysburg with a living-history program that includes an overview of Civil War medicine and Union surgical demonstrations. Richelle Walters portrays Tillie Pierce, a 15-year-old girl during the battle who helped nurse soldiers brought to the Jacob Weikert Farm. Janet Bucklew will highlight the work of the Catholic Daughters of Charity who traveled to Gettysburg to care for the wounded. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum, 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.


July 8: 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.

July 8: 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.

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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