- The Washington Times - Friday, May 11, 2007


Monday: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear Tom Wheeler, author of “Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War,” at 7 p.m. at the Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW. Refreshments at 6:30. Information: George Franks at 301/379-0330.

May 19: The Maryland Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will honor “the Christian martyr Capt. Henry Wirz, Confederate States Army” beginning at 11 a.m. at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 1300 Bladensburg Road NE. Information: 301/698-1208.


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, 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.


Monday: The Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table will see Allan Shikhvarg portray Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet at Brock’s Riverside Grill, 503 Sophia St., Fredericksburg. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. Those interested in attending only the program should arrive by 7:45. For more information or to make dinner reservations, go to www.rvcwrt.org.

May 20: Sons of Confederate Veterans Frank Stringfellow Camp No. 822 will hear Dave Goetz speak on “The Post-War Relationship between Col. John Singleton Mosby, 43rd Virginia Cavalry, and President Grant” at American Legion Post 177, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. Dinner, which begins at 6 p.m., costs $22; senior citizens, $17. Speaker at 7 p.m. with suggested donation of $5. Information and reservations: 703/250-8705 or www.stringfellowcamp.org.

May 24: The General Samuel Cooper Chapter No. 105 of the Military Order of Stars and Bars of Alexandria will host a Service of Remembrance for Confederate Memorial Day at Christ Church, at the intersection of North Washington and Cameron streets in Old Town Alexandria. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the service will start soon thereafter, followed by a wreath presentation at the mass grave in the churchyard, with a Confederate Honor Guard salute. A garden party will follow at the Mary Custis Lee United Daughters of the Confederacy House at 806 Prince St., four blocks from the church. Phone Charlie Higginbotham at 703/455-4680 to make a reservation. The dinner costs $25.

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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