- The Washington Times - Saturday, August 4, 2007


Tomorrow:A tour of Civil War-related burials at historic Congressional Cemetery on Capitol Hill, 1801 E St. SE, begins at 2 p.m. The tour includes the graves of Mathew Brady and Davy Herold and the monument to those who died in the Washington Arsenal Explosion in 1864. For more information, contact the cemetery at 202/543-0539.


Today: Dr. Jonathan O’Neal explores the disease and treatment of glanders in horses, which was a particular problem in the Confederacy. The presentation takes place at 2 p.m. at the Pry House Field Museum on the Antietam National Battlefield. Information: National Museum of Civil War Medicine at 301/695-1864.

Tomorrow: A Civil War-era weapons demonstration takes place at Fort Washington Park, 13551 Fort Washington Road, Fort Washington. Rifled musket demonstration at noon; artillery demonstrations at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Admission: $5 per vehicle. Information: Park Ranger Barbara Wadding at 301/763-4600.

Aug. 14: The Baltimore Civil War Round Table will hear Bob Mullauer and Jerry Bayer discuss Union and Confederate generals killed at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House at 7:30 p.m. at Tall Cedars Hall, 2502 Putty Hill Ave. in Parkville (corner of Old Harford Road) just inside the Baltimore Beltway. New members welcome. Information: Don Macreadie at 410/661-4479 or [email protected]


Thursday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear John Quarstein speak on the Peninsula Campaign of 1862 at 7 p.m. in the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free and open to the public. Information: 703/675-0702.

Aug. 12: Friends of Wilderness Battlefield host craftsmen at the Ellwood Plantation, site of many Civil War events, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The craftsmen will demonstrate the building trades and other activities related to the settling of the Wilderness. Information: 540/373-6122 or www.fowb.org.

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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