- The Washington Times - Friday, March 3, 2006



Monday: 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.

March 14: The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia will hear author Anne Rubin speak on “A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868.” Social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 and speaker at 8, Fort McNair Officers Club. Cost: $28; speaker only, $5. Reservations required. Contact John Restall at 703/578-1942 or [email protected] for details.

March 21: The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia holds its annual auction. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:45 and program at 7:45; Fort McNair Officers Club. Price: $26; presentation only, $5. Reservations required no later than March 15. Contact Susan Dennis at 703/532-6188 (home) or 202/622-5438 or [email protected]


March 11: Writer William Connery will speak on “CSS Shenandoah and the Final Shot of the Civil War” at noon aboard the USS Constellation, Pier 1, 301 E. Pratt St., Baltimore. Information: 410/539-1797, and press 3.

March 25: Five leading scholars discuss the latest in Lincoln scholarship in a forum presented by the Abraham Lincoln Institute, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., National Archives II, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Complimentary lunch. Seating limited. Registration and directions at www.lincoln-institute. org.


Monday: 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.

March 9: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear Donald Ernsberger speak on “A History of the 69th Pennsylvania Volunteers” at 7 p.m., Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free and open to the public. Information: 703/675-0702.

March 11: “Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: Mosby Owned the Night,” stories about life in the Mosby Heritage Area during the Civil War as told by costumed interpreters by lantern light at venues throughout the village of Atoka, 8 to 10 p.m. at the Rector House, four miles west of Middleburg on Route 50. Free. Information: 540/687-6681 or www.mosbyheritagearea.org.


March 8: The Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table will hear Arthur Bergerson speak on military operations at Port Hudson, La., and their importance to the outcome of the war, 8 p.m. at the Camp Hill Methodist Church, corner of Washington and Gilmore streets, Harpers Ferry. Free and open to the public. Information: Al or Allison Alsdorf at 304/535-6955.

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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