Friday, March 10, 2006



Tuesday: The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia will hear author Anne Rubin speak on “A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868.” Social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 and speaker at 8; Fort McNair Officers Club. Cost: $28; speaker only, $5. Reservations required. Contact John Restall at 703/578-1942 or for details.

March 21: The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia holds its annual auction. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:45 and program at 7:45; Fort McNair Officers Club. Price: $26; presentation only, $5. Reservations required no later than Wednesday. Contact Susan Dennis at 703/532-6188 (home) or 202/622-5438 or


Today: Writer William Connery will speak on “CSS Shenandoah and the Final Shot of the Civil War” at noon aboard the USS Constellation, Pier 1, 301 E. Pratt St., Baltimore. Information: 410/539-1797; press 3.

March 25: Five leading scholars discuss the latest in Lincoln scholarship in a forum presented by the Abraham Lincoln Institute, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., National Archives II, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Complimentary lunch. Seating limited. Registration and directions at


Today: “Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: Mosby Owned the Night,” stories about life in the Mosby Heritage Area during the Civil War as told by costumed interpreters by lantern light at venues throughout the village of Atoka, 8 to 10 p.m. at the Rector House, four miles west of Middleburg on Route 50. Free. Information: 540/687-6681 or

March 18: Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site presents “Women’s Fashions in the Civil War Era,” a slide-illustrated lecture by authority Linda R. Duffy, 1 p.m., Fort Ward Museum Library, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Admission: $6. Information and reservations: 703/838-4848.

March 23: The Prince William County Historic Preservation Division will conclude its series of free lectures on local history and preservation efforts with “Uncommon Soldiers” at 7 p.m. at the Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Ave., Manassas. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Information and reservations: the Prince William County Department of Public Works, 703/792-5546.

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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