- The Washington Times - Friday, March 30, 2007

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Monday: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear James Morgan, author of “A Little Short of Boats,” discuss the Battle of Balls Bluff at 7 p.m. in the Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Information: George Franks at 301/379-0330.

April 7: The United Daughters of the Confederacy, District of Columbia Division, commemorates the 200th birthday of Robert E. Lee beginning at 11 a.m. in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. Author and historian James I. Robertson Jr. will speak.

April 9: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear Edwin C. Bearss, historian emeritus of the National Park Service, discuss “Robert E. Lee in Mexico” at 7 p.m. at the Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Information: George Franks at 301/379-0330.

MARYLAND

Though 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, is open 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.

Tomorrow: Jason Grabill portrays a Confederate surgeon in a program that will include a demonstration of Civil War-era surgical techniques and a discussion of the duties and experiences of Confederate surgeons, at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Information: 301/695-1864.

April 12: The Montgomery County Civil War Round Table will hear Edwin C. Bearss speak on “Shiloh: The War’s First Bloody Battle — A Preview of What Is to Come,” at the Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Ave. Dinner begins at 7 p.m., with the presentation at 8. Cost: $21; speaker only, $3. Dinner reservations required by April 9 by contacting Vivian Eicke at 301/681-6497 or [email protected]com.

VIRGINIA

Today: Petersburg National Battlefield will commemorate the battle of Five Forks and the battle at Fort Gregg with a ranger-led discussion; there will be 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.

Monday: The Sons of Confederate Veterans Robert E. Lee Camp No. 726 will hear Doug Wicklund, senior curator of the National Rifle Association’s National Firearms Museum, at the American Legion Hall (behind Gadsby’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. More information: www.leecamp.org.

April 12: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear author Donald Ernsberger speak on “The Wall: The 69th (Irish) Pennsylvania Volunteers at Gettysburg,” 7 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germaine Dr., 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 civilwarwashingtontimes.com or by fax to 202/529-3298.


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