WASHINGTON: 7 p.m. Tuesday. At the Fort McNair Officers Club, the dinner meeting of the Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia, with author Michael Schellhammer speaking on "Soldiering Is Not Play: Leadership Challenges for Volunteer Officers in the Civil War." Reservations required. Fee charged. 202-306-4988.

WINCHESTER: Sept. 17-19. In and around Winchester, a commemoration of the Sept. 19, 1864, Battle of Third Winchester, with lectures, bus tours and an art show opening. Sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation and Shenandoah University. Some events free. 540-740-454 or 540-535-3543.

FREDERICK: 1-4 p.m. Sept. 19. At the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, historian Janet Bucklew will speak on "Mary Todd Lincoln, Victim of History." Fee charged. 301-695-1864.

MIDDLETOWN: 8 p.m. Sept. 28. At Lord Fairfax Community College, a benefit performance of "Taps, the Civil War in Word and Song," by William and Carla Coleman for the Middletown Heritage Society. Fee charged. 540-869-2964.

WARRENTON: 1-4 p.m. Oct. 10. At the Black Horse Inn, a Black Horse Calvary demonstration and songs by Confederate balladeer Pat Lacefield; retired Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Lewis Marshall Helm will sign his book, "Black Horse Cavalry Defend Our Beloved Country." Free. 540-347-5525.