The D-Day Invasion at Normandy
Saturday through Sunday 6 – 14 July 2013
The enrollment fee for this tour is $300 (Lodging not included) Lodging at Days Inn located at 865 York Road (U S Route 30) in Gettysburg, PA 17325 Telephone (717) 345-0030 $85/night Reservation Code CG0735
This tour includes lunch each day.
This tour features the incomparable Ed Bearss, regarded as the dean of Civil War battlefield tour guides and Jeff Wert author of the definitive book on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg as well as Mr. Lincoln’s Army of the Potomac. Also, Dr. Richard A. Sauers, author of Meade the Victor of Gettysburg will deliver lectures Friday evening in the Meade Room at the Days Inn.
Saturday morning we’ll depart at 8 AM for a day-long tour following the First and Eleventh Corps to the battlefield. Our first stop will be in Frederick, Maryland at Prospect Hall where Meade assumed command of the Army of the Potomac. From there, we’ll follow the Third Corps, commanded by Dan Sickles, through Bridgeport over to Emmitsburg, Maryland where we’ll pick up the Left Wing of the Army of the Potomac under John Reynolds. We’ll finish the morning tracing John Buford’s cavalry line west of Gettysburg.
In the afternoon we’ll examine the Pipe Creek Line in Westminster, Maryland and follow Jeb Stuart and Judson Kilpatrick’s cavalry to Hanover where we’ll cover the cavalry engagement.
On Sunday we’ll devote the entire day to the important actions of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. We’ll go into battle with the Iron Brigade, stand with John Buford, walk along the Railroad Cut, and cover the infantry engagement in Forney’s field. In the afternoon we’ll cover the Eleventh Corps stand at Barlow’s Knoll, visit Kuhn’s brickyard and consider the missed opportunity by Richard Ewell which determined the course of the battle for the Confederates.