- The Washington Times - Saturday, May 31, 2008


Monday: The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table will hear Susan G. Cumbey, director and curator of the Fort Ward Museum, discuss “Civil War Art,” 7 p.m. at the historic Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW. Refreshments at 6:30. Information: Richard Griffin at 703/566-1776.


June 7: The annual Confederate Memorial Day ceremony at Loudon Park Cemetery, 3620 Wilkens Ave. in Baltimore, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Fifty new grave markers of Confederate soldiers will be dedicated as part of the Gilmor Camp Adopt a Confederate Program. Participants include Confederate and Union re-enactors and civilians in period dress. Sponsored by the Maryland Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Colonel Harry W. Gilmor Camp No. 1388. Call 410/296-9235.

June 7: Dr. John Rathgeb, a master docent with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, talks about Civil War artillery wounds at 12:30 p.m. in Fox’s Gap on the South Mountain State Battlefield. Park ranger Al Preston will direct the multiple firing of six Civil War artillery pieces. Information: the South Mountain State Battlefield at 301/432-0452.

June 10: The Baltimore Civil War Roundtable will hear Tom Clemens, president of Save Historic Antietam Foundation, discuss the Battle of South Mountain. Meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at Tall Cedars Hall in Parkville (Old Harford Road and Putty Hill Avenue). New members welcome. For more information, contact Don Macreadie at 410-661-4479, e-mail [email protected] or visit https://bcwrt.nalweb.net.


Today: Military and civilian re-enactors interpret army life in Union and Confederate camps at Fort Ward Museum’s annual Civil War Camp Day. There will be firing demonstrations, bayonet exercises, skirmish drills, camp cooking demonstrations and a camp laundress at work. The 17th Virginia Infantry, Company D, will perform Confederate drill and firing exercises. Suggested admission is $2 per adult and $1 per child. Activities are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site is at 4301 W. Braddock Road. Visit www.fortward.org or call 703/838-4848.

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



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