- The Washington Times - Friday, May 4, 2007


May 14: 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.


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.

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

Thursday: The Montgomery County Civil War Round Table will hear Richard Lewis speak on “The Genius of Stonewall Jackson,” 7 p.m. at the Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Ave. Dinner reservations required no later than Monday. Cost: $30; presentation only, $5. For reservations and further information, contact Dianne Moore at 301/540-7756 or [email protected]

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.


Thursday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear Edwin C. Bearss, historian emeritus, National Park Service, speak on “Gettysburg: East Cemetery Hill, Culp’s Hill and East Cavalry Field” at 7 p.m., Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free and open to the public. Information: 703/675-0702.

May 14: 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.

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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