Gettysburg : The Final Fury
Pickett’s Charge; Culp’s Hill; Farnsworth’s Charge
East Cavalry Field and more
Enrollment fee $300 (Does not include lodging)
Lodging at the Days Inn 865 York Pike Gettysburg, PA 17325 Lodging rate at the Days Inn is $89 Tele (717) 334-0030 Reservation Code CG1008
This tour includes a continental breakfast each morning and a buffet lunch each day.
Join the dean of Civil War Tour Guides Ed Bearss for this detailed study of the final day of the historic battle of Gettysburg. We’ll take one day to examine the actions concerning the cavalry action between Custer and Stuart; the famous charge led by Elon Farnsowrth; and the cavalry action near Fairfield. On the final day, we’ll cover the early morning action of July 3rd at Culp’s Hill. We’ll also walk Pickett’s assault and cover the Union defense of Cemetery Ridge.
The weekend will begin at 8 PM on Friday evening Oct. 26th with lectures by noted Civil War historian Jeff Wert, and Dr. Mark Snell. Jeff will give a summary of Lee’s generalship in the campaign while Dr. Snell will examine Meade’s performance with the Army of the Potomac.
Saturday, with Ed Bearss as our guide, will be packed with excitement as we ride with Custer and his Wolverines on East Cavalry field, ascend Culp’s Hill to examine the early morning action of July 3rd in the Spangler meadow. After lunch at Pickett’s Buffet, we’ll cover Farnsworth’s charge and finish the day visiting the famous cyclorama – depicting Pickett’s Charge – at the Visitor’s Center.
Sunday morning we’ll start with the cavalry action at Fairfield and then we’ll walk the most hallowed ground – you’ll be in the footsteps of Pickett’s division as they made their assault against the Union line along Cemetery Ridge. We’ll finish the weekend with a special excursion – and ghost story -- to Neill Avenue, where you will be on private property with the Brigade of Gen. Neill facing elements of the famous Stonewall Brigade.
This is a great tour which features a lot of sites you wouldn’t be able to see on your own. Enroll today!