Antietam:

McClellan’s Military Masterpiece

Saturday & Sunday  September 20 - 21


Please note that this tour sells out every year. Enroll early to insure your place on this tour!

Enrollment fee is $325  (Does not include lodging)

Hampton Inn  located at 1716 Dual Highway (Route 40) Hagerstown, MD 21742  Nightly rate  $90   Reservation Code is  CWT

Tele (301) 739-6100     Includes breakfast and lunch each day.

Join distinguished battlefield guide Ed Bearss for this two-day signature tour of one of the Civil War’s most decisive battlefields.

We’ll begin the weekend tour on Friday evening with two lectures beginning at 8 PM.  First, you’ll hear a reinterpretation of Ambrose Burnside’s impact on the Battle of Antietam from Dennis Frye,  author of September Surprise while John Hoptak, author of the recent book The Battle of South Mountain will talk about this important prelude to America’s bloodiest day at Antietam.

Saturday morning we’ll cover the opening action of the battle. After stopping at McClellan’s headquarters, the Pry House, we’ll follow Hooker’s route to the battlefield and deploy the Iron Brigade and the Pennsylvania Reserves.  Then, we’ll cover the action in the Cornfield and walk the advance of Sedgwick’s division to their impending ambush in the West Woods.

On Sunday we’ll, follow the Irish Brigade into action and walk the Bloody Lane, stand with Burnside at the Rohrbach Bridge and follow the advance of the 16th Connecticut along the newly opened final attack trail.

This will be a detailed examination of the Battle of Antietam, with several walking excursions, that will take you to points on the battlefield which were previously inaccessible to visitors.

 

 

Civil War Tours
2014 Programs

Hosted by
David A. Ward

860-485-3603
www.civilwartours.org
124 Huntington Road   Winchester , CT 06098