McClellan’s Military Masterpiece

Saturday & Sunday  September 21 - 22

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)

Best Western Grand Venice Hotel located at 431 Dual Highway
(Route 40) Hagerstown, MD 21740  Nightly rate  $65   Reservation Code is  Civil War Tours

Tele (301) 733-0830     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
2013 Programs

Hosted by
David A. Ward

124 Huntington Road   Winchester , CT 06098