Sunday, April 16, 2006

STERLING: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. At the United Methodist Church, the monthly meeting of the Eastern Loudoun Civil War Roundtable, with a discussion session about interests, issues and research questions. Free. 703-430-6502.

WASHINGTON: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. At the Fort McNair Officers' Club, the monthly dinner meeting of the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia, with Richard Striner speaking about his new book, "Father Abraham." Fee charged. Call Susan Dennis at 703-532-6188 or 202-622-5438.

WASHINGTON: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22. The Capitol Hill Civil War Round Table's spring tour of the Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville battle sites, led by Steve Meserve. Fee charged. Call Steven Reger at 703-948-9846. .

BRANDY STATION, VA.: 10 a.m.-noon April 22. Beginning at the Graffiti House, a two-hour tour of the Brandy Station Battlefield, following the route of a Union cavalry division

to Stevensburg. Sponsored by the Brandy Station Foundation. Reservations not required. Fee charged.


ALEXANDRIA : 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22. At the Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, reenactors of 3rd Regular Infantry of the Potomac soldiers and civilians will talk about Civil War reenacting. Free. 703-838-4848.

BALTIMORE : 11 a.m. April 22. At the Baltimore Civil War Museum-President Street Station, the Pratt Street Riot Commemoration of the first bloodshed of the war will retrace the route taken by the 6th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Regiment. Sponsored by the Maryland Historical Society and Friends of the President Street Station. Fee charged. 410-685-3750, Ext. 321.

FREDERICK : 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22. At the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, reenactor Mark Quattrock will demonstrate period surgical techniques. Fee charged.


ALEXANDRIA : 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 6. At the Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, reenactors from the U.S. Signal Corps will demonstrate signaling techniques, relay messages and explain the role of the corps during the Civil War. Free. 703-838-4848.

WESTMINSTER, MD. : 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 6 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7. At the Carroll County Farm Museum, a Civil War reenactors encampment with demonstrations, tours and exhibits. Fee charged. 800-654-4645.

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