- The Washington Times - Friday, March 16, 2007

MARYLAND

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, 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.

VIRGINIA

Today: The Mosby Heritage Area Association presents “Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: Mosby Owned the Night,” 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. beginning at the Rector House in Atoka (4 miles west of Middleburg on Route 50). The costumed Gray Ghost Interpretive Group tells stories about life in the area during the Civil War, using lantern light and various locations throughout the village. Free. Information: 540/687-6681 or www.mosbyheritagearea.org.

Tomorrow: The Sons of Confederate Veterans Frank Stringfellow Camp No. 822 will hear Joy Beasley speak on “Archaeology of the Best Farm at Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick, Md.,” at the American Legion Post 177, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. Dinner at 6 p.m. for $22; speaker at 7 with suggested donation of $5. Information: 703/250-8705 or www.stringfellowcamp.org.

Thursday: Historian Mark Trbovich presents “First Blood: The Battle of Blackburn Ford, July 18, 1861, and the Prelude to First Manassas,” at 7 p.m. at the Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave., Manassas. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Contact the Prince William County Department of Public Works, Historic Preservation Division, at 703/792-5632.

March 31 and April 1: Petersburg National Battlefield will commemorate the battle of Five Forks and the battle at Fort Gregg, with ranger talks and living history presentations, including the firing of cannon. The Visitor Contact Station will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with staff on hand to answer questions about the fighting. Information: 804/265-8244.

April 2: The Sons of Confederate Veterans Robert E. Lee Camp No. 726 will hear Doug Wicklund, senior curator of the National Rifle Association’s National Firearm Museum, at the American Legion Hall (behind Gatsby’s Tavern) at 400 Cameron St., Alexandria. A social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30. Reservations can be made by calling Charlie Higginbotham at 703/455-4680. Cost: $25. Checks should be made out to R.E. Lee Camp No. 726 and, if possible, mailed ahead of time to Mr. Higginbotham at 6234 Capella Ave., Burke, Va. 22015. Further information: www.leecamp.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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