- The Washington Times - Saturday, September 15, 2007


Tomorrow: Docent Steve Hammond will lead a tour of Civil War-related burials and monuments at Congressional Cemetery, 1805 E St. SE, beginning at 2 p.m.


Monday: The Antietam National Battlefield will hold a ceremony at 7 p.m. in the visitors center in which an original Medal of Honor will be donated to the park museum. The medal was awarded to 1st Lt. George W. Hooker, 4th Vermont Infantry, for the single-handed capture of 116 Confederate soldiers and their colors at Crampton’s Gap during the Battle of South Mountain on Sept. 14, 1862. Henry Willard, a direct descendant of Hooker, will present the medal to park Superintendent John Howard. The program will feature commentary by several historians. Information: 301/432 -5124.

Sept. 27: The Alpine Station Civil War Round Table will hear Larry Freiheit talk about Confederate and Union intelligence operations during the Maryland Campaign, 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, High Street in Hancock. Free and open to the public.


Today: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hold a picnic and meeting at Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. The group will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments and soft drinks at 12:30 p.m. At 2 p.m., the museum staff will conduct a tour of museum exhibits and the site. Information: Pat Hutteman at 703/527-3455.

Tomorrow: Sons of Confederate Veterans Frank Stringfellow Camp No. 822 will hear Naomi S. Zeavin, Fairfax County history curator, speak on “Occupied Territory: The War in Fairfax County” at American Legion Post 177, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. Dinner at 6 p.m. for $22, seniors $17. Speaker at 7 p.m. with suggested donation of $5. Information: 703/250-8705 or www.stringfellowcamp.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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