Sunday, January 13, 2008

Alexandria:11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday At Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, a birthday tribute to former Alexandria resident Robert E. Lee, with birthday cake, Civil War reenactors and exhibit portraits of Lee. Free. 703-838-4848.

Baltimore:11 a.m. Saturday At the Lee-Jackson double equestrian statue, Art Museum and Wyman Park Drive, the annual General Lee and General Jackson Birthday Ceremony, sponsored by Col. Harry W. Gilmor Camp No. 1388, Sons of Confederate Veterans and Maryland Division and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, followed by refreshments. Free. 410-296-9235.

Fairfax:7 p.m. Jan. 20. At the American Legion, lecture by local historian and author Edward Trexler on the Fairfax Courthouse and the Civil War; sponsored by Frank Stringfellow Camp No. 822, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Fee charged. 703-250-8705.

Lexington, Va.:11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan 21. At the Stonewall Jackson House, a birthday celebration with tours and cake. Free. 540-463-2552.

Richmond:1 p.m. Feb. 9. At the Museum of the Confederacy, a commemoration of the courtship of Varina and Jefferson Davis and a look at Valentine traditions during the Civil War. Fee charged. 804-649-1861, Ext. 32.

The District: 6 p.m. Feb. 12. Reservation required by Feb. 7. At Fort McNair Officers' Club, the monthly dinner meeting of the Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia with Bart Friedman speaking on "Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Topographer." Fee charged. 703-578-1942.

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