- The Washington Times - Friday, May 19, 2006

DISTRICT

Today: The Maryland Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans holds its annual grave-site ceremony honoring Confederate hero-martyr Capt. Henry Wirz, 11 a.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 1300 Bladensburg Road NE. Speaker: Kirk Lyons, chief trial counsel of the Southern Legal Resource Center. Free. Information: 410/381-1582.

MARYLAND

Today: 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.

Today and tomorrow: 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, “The Crime of the Century,” a special photographic exhibit of people and places related to the assassination of President Lincoln, is on display. Call 301/868-1121; or online at www.surratt.org.

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 am. 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.

VIRGINIA

Today: Falls Church Civil War Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., includes soldier demonstrations, spy stories, a balloon-surveillance demonstration, tours of a Civil War-era farmhouse, period music and a bus tour. Free admission. Information: 703/248-5171.

Today: 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. Free to the general public and 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.

Today and tomorrow: The North-South Skirmish Association holds its 113th National Competition, using original or authentic Civil War muskets, carbines, rifles, revolvers, mortars and cannons, at Fort Shenandoah near Winchester. Free. Information: www.n-ssa.org.

Today and tomorrow: Fort Pocahontas at Wilson’s Wharf holds fort tours and battle re-enactments, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The fort is between Richmond and Williamsburg in Charles City County. Fee: $10 each day per adult and $8 per student. Information: 804/829-9722 or www.fortpocahontas.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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