- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 5, 2008

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Monday: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear James S. Robbins discuss his book “Last in Their Class: Custer, Pickett and the Goats of West Point” at the Sumner School, 17th and M streets NW. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the speaker at 7. Information: Richard Griffin at 703/566-1776.

Tuesday: The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia will hear David M. Owens speak about “Ambrose Bierce: The Devil”s Topographer” at the Fort McNair Officers Club. A social begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:45 and the speaker at 8. Dinner $29. Speaker only $5. Phone 703/578-1942 or e-mail John Restall at [email protected] for reservations, which are required and must be made no later than Monday.

Jan. 14: The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, presents re-enactors of the 138th Pennsylvania Regiment in “Songs and Courage in a Time of Civil War” as part of its Monday Night at the National free theater series. Performances are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. in the Helen Hayes Gallery. Tickets are required and distributed 30 minutes before showtime on a first-come, first-served basis. Full series details can be found at www.nationaltheatre.org/monday/monday.htm.

VIRGINIA

Jan. 19: Sons of Confederate Veterans Robert E. Lee Camp No. 726 and the Military Order of the Stars and Bars General Samuel Cooper Chapter No. 105 mark Lee’s 201st birthday with a banquet at Belle Haven Country Club, 6023 Fort Hunt Road, south of Alexandria. A social begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30. Price $55. Phone Charlie Higginbotham at 703/455-4680 to make a reservation.

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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