- The Washington Times - Saturday, July 28, 2007


Today: A two-hourLincoln 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. Call 202/246-2928 or visit www.mobiletours.org.


Aug. 4: 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.

Aug. 5: 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.


Today and tomorrow: A special program marks the 143rd anniversary of the Battle of the Crater at Petersburg National Battlefield. Story of the “horrid pit” presented by living historians and park rangers. Information: Ann Blumenschine at 804/732-3531, ext. 203, or visit www.nps.gov/pete.


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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