- The Washington Times - Saturday, October 6, 2007


Tuesday: The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia will hear Jack Hurst speak on “Grant, Forrest and the Campaign That Won the War” at Fort McNair Officers Club, Fourth and P streets Southeast. A social begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:45 and then the speaker. Dinner $29, speaker only $5. Reservations required. Contact John Restall at 301/763-4600.


Today and tomorrow: Fort Washington Park holds its Civil War Weekend, including lantern tours tonight from 6:30 to 8, a rifled musket demonstration at noon tomorrow and artillery demonstrations at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. tomorrow. The park is at 13551 Fort Washington Road, Fort Washington. For more information, phone Bambi Sears or Barbara Wadding at 301/763-4600.

Tuesday: The Baltimore Civil War Round Table holds its 25th-anniversary meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Tall Cedars Hall, Old Harford Road and Putty Hill Avenue in Parkville. Guest speakers will be Ed Bearss, former chief historian for the National Park Service, and Bob Mullauer, a history teacher. Information: Phone 410/661-4479, e-mail [email protected] or log onto https://bcwrt.nalweb.net.


Thursday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will hear Stacy Humphreys speak on “The Washington Artillery of New Orleans: Creole Cannoneers in the Easter Theater” at 7 p.m. in the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Free and open to the public. Information: 703/675-0702.

Friday and Oct. 13-14: Prince William County holds the grand opening of the Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park on Bristow Road in Bristow. The official ribbon-cutting takes place Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. Living-history events, including guided tours, demonstrations and displays to mark the 144th anniversary of the battle, occur Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Torchlight tours on Oct. 13 at 7 and 8 p.m.


Wednesday: The Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table will hear Arthur Candenquist tell how the absence of standard time led to disastrous train wrecks during the Civil War and how time was regulated in the armies, 8 p.m. at the Hilltop House Hotel, 400 E. Ridge St., Harpers Ferry. Free and open to the public.

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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