Six Days with the Blue & Gray

 

Sunday thru Friday 15 - 20 June 2014

 

 

Enrollment Fee   $1,300     (Does not include lodging) This tour includes breakfast and lunch each day and supper Sunday thru Thursday.

 

Lodging at Hampton Inn   located at  7295 Williamson Blvd. Manassas, VA

Telephone   (703) 369-1100

Lodging rate is $94/night double occupancy   Group Reservation Code CWJ

 

Saturday night June 14  8PM at the Hampton Inn lectures by Dr. Mark Snell

 

Sunday  June 15     Wilderness & Spotsylvania battlefields.  With Robert Krick We’ll cover Grant’s 1864 battlefield with stops at Saunders’ Field, Brock Road/Plank Road intersection and the Widow Tapp field where Lee met the Texas Brigade.  In the afternoon we will tour the Spotsylvania battlefield with emphasis on the 10 & 12 May assaults of the Sixth Corps. If time permits, we’ll visit Ellwood and the site of Grant’s headquarters.

 

Monday June 16     Chancellorsville battlefield with Dr. Gary Gallagher we’ll start at Zoan Church and then stop at the site of the last meeting between Lee & Jackson, and then we’ll follow the route of Jackson’s famous flank march.  Afterward, we’ll stand in the Mountain Road where Jackson sustained his mortal wound and then we’ll follow the route of Jackson’s ambulance to Guinea Station and visit the Jackson shrine.  We’ll also cover the action at Salem Church and walk the sunken road behind the stonewall at Fredericksburg

 

 

Tuesday June 17 .  Gettysburg battlefield.  with Dr. James McPherson

Our first stop will be the Visitor’s Center where we’ll view the Cyclorama. We’ll cover the first days’ fight from the McPherson barn over to Barlow’s knoll. We’ll also tour the Peach Orchard and Little Round Top.  In the afternoon we’ll cover the operations at East Cemetery Hill, Culp’s Hill and then finish with Pickett’s assault.  Along with the usual stops, we’ll visit some sites that the average tourist (and veteran visitor) overlook or are unaware of. We’ll cover the dramatic action of Bushbeck’s brigade at Kuhn’s brickyard and follow the route of Longstreet’s flank march on July 2nd.  We’ll also walk along the Second Corps line at the high water mark

 

Wednesday June 18     Antietam battlefield with Ed Bearss  We’ll start the morning in Frederick where S.O. 191 was recovered (the Best Farm), cover Jackson’s siege operations at Harpers Ferry and make a few stops on the South Mountain battlefields.   After lunch we’ll tour the Antietam battlefield, with stops at the First Corps battle line, the famous Cornfield, Bloody Lane, Roulette farm house and Burnside’s bridge along with McClellan’s headquarters.

 

Thursday  June 19   Richmond & Petersburg battlefields  With  Ed Bearss

We’ll begin at the Cold Harbor Visitor’s Center and follow the course of the Seven Days’ battles to Malvern Hill.  We’ll cover Gaines’ Mill, and stop at Jackson’s battlefield at White Oak Swamp.  We’ll also interpret Cold Harbor, the Battle of the Crater and Fort Stedman.  We’ll finish the day with a visit to Pamplin Park. Lunch will be at Grant’s headquarters at City Point.    

 

Friday June 20    First Manassas battlefield with Ed Bearss    We’ll start the morning at the famous Stone Bridge spanning Bull Run, climb Matthews Hill and walk the ground at Henry House Hill.  We’ll also walk in the footsteps of Jackson and follow the Stonewall Brigade to the battlefield. 

 

Join us today for this memorable tour of the some of the Civil War’s greatest battlefields!!

 

 

 

Civil War Tours
2014 Programs

Hosted by
David A. Ward

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