- The Washington Times - Friday, May 12, 2006

DISTRICT Tuesday: The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia will hear Harold Holzer speak on “Abraham Lincoln as Lawyer: A Reappraisal.” Social time begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:45 and speaker at 7:45, Fort McNair Officers Club. Contact Susan Dennis at 703/532-6188 (home) or 202/622-5438 (work) or [email protected] MARYLAND Today : “Civil War Medicine and Soldier Life” is the topic of the program to be held at the Washington Monument Museum, South Mountain State Battlefield in Boonesboro, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn the role medicine played in soldiers’ lives, presented by volunteers from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Call 301/695-1864 for more information. May 20: Members of the Maine Camp and Hospital Association will give a presentation on home-front efforts to aid soldiers. As a relief agency during the war, the Maine Camp Hospital Association provided aid to soldiers and their caregivers. The event will be held at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum on the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 301/695-1864 for details. May 20-21: Spring open house at historic Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Road, Clinton. Events include free tours of the Civil War-era home from noon to 4 p.m. both days. Also, a special exhibit titled “The Crime of the Century,” a photographic exhibit of people and places related to the assassination of President Lincoln. Call 301/868-1121; or online at www.surratt.org. VIRGINIA Today : Historian Jim Morgan of Lovettsville and history teacher Bill Wilkin of Ashburn hold a meeting to organize the Friends of Ball’s Bluff and Edwards Ferry, 2 p.m. at the Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Questions can be sent to [email protected] May 20: Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site presents “Civil War Artillery” a living-history program. Re-enactors from the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery will portray a Union regiment stationed at Fort Ward. There will be firing demonstrations with replica cannons, displays of projectiles, artillery equipment and camp-life activities. The living-history event is free to the general public and is especially suited for families. The program runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fort and museum are located at 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Call 703/838-4848. • 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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