Saturday, February 2, 2008


Monday: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear Dale E. Floyd discuss “Civil War Defenses of Washington,” 7 p.m. at the Charles Sumner School, 17th and M streets Northwest. Refreshments at 6:30. Information: Richard Griffin at 703/566-1776.

Feb. 9: The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia holds its annual banquet at the Fort McNair Officers Club. Bob Zeller and John Richter will present “Lincoln in 3-D,” including recently discovered photographs of Lincoln at Gettysburg. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 and the program at 8. Fee charged. For reservations and information, go to or call S. Dennis at 703/532-6188.

Feb. 12: The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia will hear Bart Friedman speak about “Lincoln, the True Conservative” at the Fort McNair Officers Club. The meeting begins with a social at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:45 and the presentation at 8. The dinner costs $29. Speaker only: $5. Reservations required by Feb. 11 by calling 703/578-1942 or e-mailing John Restall at


Feb. 14: The Chesapeake Civil War Round Table will hear Bob Mullauer discuss the Battle of Franklin, 7 p.m. in Room 112 of the Anne Arundel Community College Humanities Building, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. Free.


Today: Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria, hosts a special screening of “The General,” an early silent film based on a real event in the Civil War, at 2 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 703/838-4848. More information at

Monday: The Bull Run Civil War Round Table will see Dan Paterson, the great-grandson of Gen. James Longstreet, present a pictorial history of this renowned Confederate officer at 7 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germaine Drive, Centreville. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Feb. 9: The Mosby Heritage Area Association presents “Fireside Mosby” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Rector House in Atoka, four miles west of Middleburg off Route 50 on State Route 713. The costumed Gray Ghost Interpretive Group tells stories about life there during the war, inside by a wood stove. Admission: $5 for adults, $2 for students. Information: 540/687-6681 or

Information excerpted in part from the Civil War News, Tunbridge, Vt. 05077, by permission. Information for the calendar may be sent to or by fax to 202/529-3298.

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