- The Washington Times - Friday, September 15, 2006


Today: Sons of Confederate Veterans Maj. Gen. I.R. Trimble Camp No. 1836 conducts a program called “Fulfillment of the Charge of Gen. S.D. Lee,” including a salute to Confederate veterans of Howard County and a Confederate Cross of Honor dedication to Lt. James Wilson Collins, beginning about 11 a.m., Good Shepherd Cemetery, 2805 Rogers Ave., Ellicott City. Speaker: Richard Clark, past president of the Howard County Historical Society Information: Camp commander Jay Barringer, 410/549-0160.

Today and tomorrow: Presentations on Civil War medicine, including the U.S. Sanitary Commission, and portrayal of a Union field surgeon, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Pry House Field Hospital Museum, Antietam National Battlefield. 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.


Today: A historical marker will be unveiled in the Centreville Historic District by Sully District Supervisor Michael Frey and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerry Connolly as part of Centreville Day. The dedication of the marker, which depicts the use of the Old Stone Church as a Civil War hospital and highlights the contribution of Sara Emma Edmonds, a woman who posed as a man (Frank Thompson) and served as a soldier and a nurse at the hospital, takes place at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension (Old Stone Church), 13941 Braddock Road, Centreville. The event includes a “rolling museum” that will showcase various artifacts of Centreville history. Tours of other historic buildings in the Centreville Historic District will be available.


Sept. 23: The Old Charles Town Library and the Jefferson County Museum will hold their second annual appraisal fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library-museum complex, corner of East Washington and North Samuel streets, Charles Town. Experts will volunteer their time to make identifications and provide verbal appraisals and advice. Cost: $10 per item or $25 for three. Proceeds benefit the library and the museum.

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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