Saturday, July 14, 2007


Today, July 21 and 28: A two-hour Lincoln assassination walking tour starts at 7 p.m. at the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Square in front of the White House. Tickets $10; children under 11 free. Contact: 202/246-2928 or


Today and tomorrow: The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, located at 48 E. Patrick St. in Frederick, holds a used book and media sale from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the conference room. The sale features paperback and hardback books, CDs, vinyl records and audio and VHS tapes. Proceeds go to the museum. Information: 301/695-1864.


Today: Free walking tours of Fort Ward will be conducted by a guide in period uniform at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The hourlong tour will introduce visitors to the history of the defenses of Washington, the building and role of Fort Ward, 19th-century fortification engineering and the troops who were stationed in this area during the Civil War. Walking shoes and bottled water are recommended. The Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site is at 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Reservations are not required. Information: 703/838-4848 or

July 21: The Mosby Heritage Area Association presents “Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee,” 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. beginning at the Rector House in Atoka (four miles west of Middleburg off Route 50 on State Route 713). Stories about life in the area during the Civil War are told by the costumed Gray Ghost Interpretive Group in and around the mill. Free. Information: 540/687-6681 or

Information excerpted in part from the Civil War News, Tunbridge, VT 05077, by permission. Information for the calendar may be sent to or by fax to 202/529-3298.

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