- The Washington Times - Saturday, September 29, 2007


Monday: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear J. David Petruzzi speak on “Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg,” 7 p.m. at the Charles Sumner School, 17th and M streets Northwest. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Information: Richard Griffin at 703/566-1776.

Oct. 9: 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.


Oct. 6-7: Fort Washington Park holds its Civil War Weekend, including lantern tours on Saturday night from 6:30 to 8, a rifled musket demonstration at noon on Sunday, and artillery demonstrations at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sunday. The park is located at 13551 Fort Washington Road, Fort Washington. For more information, phone Bambi Sears or Barbara Wadding at 301/763-4600.

Oct. 9: 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.


Tomorrow: The Friends of Laura Ratcliffe holds the Merrybrook Fall Open House from 2 to 5 p.m. at the former home of the Confederate spy, 2346 Centreville Road, Herndon (first traffic light south of the Dulles Toll Road). Costumed re-enactors from the Mosby Heritage Area and the Mosby Players will perform at 2:30 and 4 p.m. At 3 p.m., Fairfax County Supervisor Catherine Hudgins will dedicate the National Historic Register plaque awarded to Merrybrook this year. Tours, refreshments, music and a silent auction also will be offered. For reservations, phone 703/728-5882. For more information, phone 703/904-8606.

Friday: A free showing of the film “Danger Between the Lines,” the story of people living amid turmoil along Hunter Mill Road during the Civil War, takes place at 7 p.m. at the Unity Fairfax Church, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Civil War artifacts found along the road will be on display, and author Tom Evans will be on hand to answer questions.

Oct. 11: 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.

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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