- The Washington Times - Friday, June 1, 2007


Monday: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear John Lockwood discuss the history of Ford’s Theatre in the 100 years between the assassination of President Lincoln and its reopening as a theater, 7 p.m. at the Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW. Refreshments at 6:30 pm. Information: George Franks at 301/379-0330.

June 12: The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia will hear Mark Bradley speak on the Battle of Bentonville, N.C., at the Fort McNair Officers Club. The dinner costs $28. Reservations required by Wednesday. Those who wish to hear the speaker but not have dinner may do so for a cover charge of $5. Information and reservations: 703/578-1942.


Tomorrow: A Civil War-era weapons demonstration will take place at Fort Washington Park, 13551 Fort Washington Road. A rifled musket demonstration is scheduled for noon, with artillery demonstrations at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Admission to the park is $5 per vehicle. Information: 301/763-4600.

June 12: The Baltimore Civil War Round Table will hear B. Franklin Cooling discuss “Counter-thrust: From the Peninsula to the Antietam” at 7:30 p.m. at Tall Cedars Hall, 2502 Putty Hill Ave., Parkville (corner of Old Harford Road) just inside the Baltimore Beltway. New members welcome. Information: Don Macreadie at 410/661-4479 or [email protected]


Tomorrow: The Confederate Memorial Committee of the District of Columbia holds a ceremony to mark the 199th anniversary of the birth of Jefferson Davis and the 93rd anniversary of the dedication of the Arlington Confederate Monument, beginning at 3 p.m. at the monument in Jackson Circle of Arlington National Cemetery. Historian, actor and orator Dick Crozier will speak on “Gen. Lee Comes Home.” Open to the public. Information: Lloyce Ann West of the United Daughters of the Confederacy at 202/479-0673.

June 10: Sons of Confederate Veterans Frank Stringfellow Camp No. 822 will hear Lloyce West, president of the D.C. Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, speak on “Wartime Experiences of Private Silas Honea, Company K, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, ‘Morgan’s Raiders,’ Army of Tennessee” at American Legion Post 177, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. Dinner at 6 p.m. for $22, seniors $17; speaker at 7 p.m. with suggested donation of $5. Information and reservations: 703/533-0884 or www.stringfellowcamp.org.

June 14: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear Steve Hull speak on “Danger Between the Lines: Hunter Mill Road During the Civil War,” 7 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain 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 [email protected] or by fax to 202/529-3298.

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