- The Washington Times - Friday, May 25, 2007


Wednesday: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, in cooperation with the Military District of Columbia, holds a re-enactment of Decoration/Memorial Day 1874, beginning at 5 p.m. at the portico of the Custis-Lee Mansion at Arlington National Cemetery. The Marine Band Brass Quintet will participate. Information: David R. Curfman at 202/244-6302.


Through Monday: “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.

June 3: 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.


Today through Monday: The Friends of Wilderness Battlefield will conduct tours and special activities during the Memorial Day weekend at Ellwood House, which was a Confederate hospital during the Battle of Chancellorsville, the grave site of Gen. Stonewall Jackson’s left arm and Union headquarters during the Battle of the Wilderness. The house will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all three days. Special activities are scheduled for today: “An Archaeological Review of Ellwood Manor and Its Outbuildings” by Dale Brown at 1:30 p.m., a concert of Civil War period music by John Tole and Anne Howard at 2:30 p.m., and National Park Service historian Mac Wyckoff’s talk on “The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson” at 3:30 p.m. The Wilderness Battlefield and Ellwood are about 15 miles west of Interstate 95 at the intersection of Routes 3 and 20. Visit the FOWB’s Web site at www.fowb.org for more information.

Monday: Manassas National Battlefield Park will hold a Memorial Day observance from noon to 2 p.m. at the Groveton Cemetery and at the 14th Brooklyn Monument on New York Avenue (park tour Stops 7 and 8). The ceremony will include living-history demonstrations, musketry and artillery funeral salutes, and memorial remarks. Information: 703/361-1339 or www.nps.gov/mana.

Monday: The Father William Corby Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will hold a ceremony to honor Union and Confederate soldiers who fought and died at the Battle of Ox Hill (Chantilly) on Sept. 1, 1862. The event begins at 1 p.m. at Battlefield Park, Monument Drive and West Ox Road, Fairfax. Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican, and Elizabeth Crowell of the Fairfax County Park Authority will speak. Musical renditions and songs will be part of the program.

June 3: 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.

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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