- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 23, 2008

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

March 3: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear Marc Leepson speak on “Desperate Engagement: How a Little-Known Civil War Battle Saved 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.

MARYLAND

March 1: Mark Quattrock portrays a Confederate surgeon, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. The program includes a discussion of the challenges and accomplishments of surgeons, the equipment available to them, and a demonstration of Civil War-era surgical practices. For more information, call 301/695-1864.

March 2: Volunteers in Civil War-period uniforms will guide visitors on a tour of historic Fort Washington, a 19th-century seacoast fortification dating from the 1820s. Tours will be offered at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Fort Washington Park, 13551 Fort Washington Road, Fort Washington. Free. For more information, call park ranger Barbara Wadding at 301/763-4600.

VIRGINIA

March 1: Jari Villanueva, the nation”s leading authority on U.S. military bugle calls and the mournful tune “Taps,” is the featured presenter during a program of Civil War military music at Fort Ward Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria, beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is $6. Because of limited seating, reservations are suggested. Reservations and information: 703/838-4848 or www.fortward.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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