Fredericksburg, Va.: Tuesday-Saturday. Sponsored by the Blue and Gray Education Society, an "Essential Civil War" tour, led by National Park Service chief historian emeritus Ed Bearss. Fee charged. 888-741-2437.

Baltimore: 7 p.m. Thursday. At the Maryland Historical Society, historian Craig Symonds will speak on "A Navy in Transition: From Sail to Steam; Wood to Iron"; a part of the USS Constellation Museum 150th Anniversary Speaker Series. Fee charged. 410-539-1797, Ext. 422.

Fairfax: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Stuart-Mosby Historical Society, the 24th Annual Mosby Confederacy Bus Tour to include Loudoun Heights, the Myerstown Fight and the Greenback Raid. Fee charged. 410-461-1945.

Winchester, Va.: June 23-27. Sponsored by the Civil War Education Association, the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Conference and Tour to include the Second Battle of Winchester and Second Battle of Kernstown. Fee charged. 800-298-1861.

Richmond: June 25-27. At the Museum of the Confederacy, the sixth annual Conference on Women and the Civil War, sponsored by the Society for Women and the Civil War and the Museum of the Confederacy, with lectures, tours and a documentary film, "The Unsexing of Emma Edmonds." Fee charged. 540-381-4518.

Frederick: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 26-27. At the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, historian James W. Lowry speaking on the practice of mortuary science and the art of embalming. Fee charged. 301-695-1864.

Brandy Station, Va.: 2 p.m.-3:15 p.m. June 27. At the Graffiti House, a talk by Joe McKinney on the "Confederate Cavalry -- How It Was Organized and Sustained." Fee charged. 540-439-3549.