WINCHESTER, Va.: Today-Saturday. At Shenandoah

University's McCormick Civil War Institute, a three-day conference and tour on Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862 with

historian Frank O'Reilly and others. Fee charged.


MIDDLETOWN, Va.: Saturday and Sunday. At the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, the annual reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek, one of the few in the country to take place on the actual battlefield. Fee charged. Call for times. 888-628-1864.

WINCHESTER, Va.: 1-5 p.m. Sunday. At the Fort Collier Civil War Center, bluegrass benefit concert by Dalton Brill and the Wildcats. Proceeds for preservation of historic Fort Collier. Fee charged. 540-667-5572.

STERLING: 7:30 pm. Tuesday. At the Sterling Annex Community Center, the monthly meeting of the Eastern Loudoun Civil War Roundtable with speaker Wayne Wachsmuth, a licensed battlefield guide at Gettysburg National Military Park. Free. 703-404-0542.

WASHINGTON: 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. At the Fort McNair Officers Club, talk by historian Ron White on "The Eloquent President" during the monthly dinner meeting of the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia. Registration for dinner is closed, but the program is open. Fee charged. Call Susan at 202-622-5438 or 703-532-6188.

WASHINGTON: Noon Wednesday. At the National Archives, historians and authors John F. Marszalek, Craig L. Symonds and James M. McPherson will hold a panel discussion on decision-making in the Civil War and sign copies of their books after the discussion. Free. 202-501-5000.

ALEXANDRIA: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29. At the Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, soldiers in period uniform will lead walking tours of the fort. Free. 703-838-4848.

FREDERICK: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 29. At the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, historian James W. Lowry speaks on "The Battlefield Embalmer: Preserving the Civil War Dead." Fee charged. 301-695-1864 .