ALEXANDRIA: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. At the Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, Civil War Day, featuring reenactments and infantry drills.

Donations requested. 703-838-


WASHINGTON: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. At St. Elizabeths Hospital, observance of the 150th anniversary of the hospital, which treated soldiers during the Civil War. Medical demonstrations, music, exhibitions and speakers. Free. 202-645-9770.

ALEXANDRIA: 8-11 p.m. Saturday. At Gadsby's Tavern, dance classes followed by a ball; period civilian or military dress encouraged. Fee charged. 703-838-4242.

ANNAPOLIS: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. At Barnes & Noble bookstore, Craig L. Symonds reads from his new book, "Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles That Shaped American History." Free. 410-573-2084.

WASHINGTON: June 18. Bus tour follows the path of Union Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's Richmond Raid, with guide Marc Thompson. Sponsored by the Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia. Fee charged. 202-654-2907.

ALDIE, VA.: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. June 25, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 26. At Mount Zion Old School Baptist Church, a reenactment weekend at the church, which was a battleground, hospital, prison and barracks, and a meeting spot for Confederate Col. John S. Mosby's Rangers. Sponsored by the Mount Zion Church Preservation Association. Fee charged. 703-777-0343.

BRANDY STATION, VA.: 2-3:15 p.m. June 26. At the Graffiti House, lecture by Donald Tharpe on the death of Confederate Maj. John Pelham. Fee charged. 540-439-3549.

GETTYSBURG: June 26-July 2. At Gettysburg College, the annual Civil War Institute, with battlefield tours and speakers including Gary Gallagher and Ed Bearss. Fee charged. 717-337-6590.

GETTYSBURG: July 1-3. At Reading Farm, the annual anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg, sponsored by the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee. Fee charged. 717-337-3423.