- The Washington Times - Friday, April 6, 2007


Today: The United Daughters of the Confederacy, District of Columbia Division, commemorates the 200th birthday of Robert E. Lee beginning at 11 a.m. in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. Author and historian James I. Robertson Jr. will speak.

Monday: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear Edwin C. Bearss, historian emeritus of the National Park Service, discuss “Robert E. Lee in Mexico” at 7 p.m. at the Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Information: George Franks at 301/379-0330.


Through May 28: “Remembrance and Recovery: Maryland’s Civil War Veterans,” an exhibit highlighting the state’s veterans and the organizations that supported them throughout their lives, with artifacts from the Daniel Toomey collection. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 301/695-1864 or www.civilwarmed.org.

Thursday: The Montgomery County Civil War Round Table will hear Edwin C. Bearss speak on “Shiloh: The War’s First Bloody Battle — A Preview of What Is to Come,” at the Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Ave. Dinner begins at 7 p.m., with the presentation at 8. Cost: $21; speaker only, $3. Dinner reservations required by Monday by contacting Vivian Eicke at 301/681-6497 or [email protected]


Today, April 14, 21 and 28: Manassas National Battlefield Park presents a series of four- to five-hour hikes, beginning at noon at the Henry Hill Visitor Center. Today, First Manassas; April 14, Second Manassas; April 21, First Manassas; and April 28, Second Manassas. Information: 703/361-1339.

Thursday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear author Donald Ernsberger speak on “The Wall: The 69th (Irish) Pennsylvania Volunteers at Gettysburg,” 7 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germaine Drive, Centreville. Free and open to the public. Information: 703/675-0702.

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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