Chancellorsville : Lee’s Greatest Victory

 Sesquicentennial Anniversary Tour

Thursday & Friday May 2 - 3

Enrollment fee $325  (Does not include lodging) 

Lodging at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center
2801 Plank Road (U.S. Route 3) Fredericksburg, VA  22401   Tele (540)  786-8321
$89/night double occupancy   Reservation Code is       This tour includes a continental breakfast each morning and a catered box lunch Sat and Sun.                                                                 

Join historians Robert K. Krick and Dr. Gary Gallagher for this unique tour of R. E. Lee’s greatest battlefield triumph. We’ll spend two days interpreting the key elements of Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker’s failed offensive.

We’ll start the tour Wednesday evening May 1st with lectures at the hotel by historians Robert K. Krick and Dr. Gary Gallagher. Krick is a highly regarded expert on the Army of Northern Virginia and Stonewall Jackson.  Gary Gallagher is one of the premier Civil War historians who has published widely both in scholarly journals and is the author of a a host of monographs.

On Thursday, we’ll start at Ely’s Ford and follow the lead elements of Hooker’s vanguard toward the high ground around Zoan Church.  From there we’ll visit the site of the Lee – Jackson bivouac and then we’ll follow the famous flank march undertaken by the Mighty Stonewall. Along the way we’ll stop at Catharine Furnace and stand you in the original road trace used by Jackson’s veterans.  Lunch on Saturday will be at Ellwood, where Jackson’s arm is buried.

On Friday, we’ll vanquish the Dutchmen of Howard’s Eleventh Corps and stand you on the ground where Jackson received his mortal wound. We’ll also follow the route taken by Jackson’s ambulance to Guinea Station where we’ll visit the Jackson Shrine. Finally, we’ll stop at the stonewall in Fredericksburg where the Sixth Corps broke through and finish the weekend at Salem Church.

 

 

Civil War Tours
2013 Programs

Hosted by
David A. Ward

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