The Maryland Campaign Featuring Harpers Ferry, South Mountain, and Antietam
Friday-Sunday, October 21-23, 2016

Featuring Harpers Ferry, South Mountain, and Antietam
[WAITLIST ONLY] Friday-Sunday, October 21-23, 2016

Enrollment fee is $350 (Does not include lodging)

Battlefield Guides
The legendary Ed Bearss and author and historian, Tom Clemens are scheduled to lead this tour.

During the first five and half months of 1862 fortune smiled on the Union armies, but in mid-May the tide changed. Southern armies boldly seized the initiative and carried the war into the Union. Stonewall Jackson drove Union forces from Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Robert E. Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia and launched a series of attacks causing McClellan to retreat. Lee then moved north, defeating Pope’s army at the Battle of Second Manassas and crossing the Potomac River into Maryland. The resulting Maryland Campaign (September 4-20, 1862) was one of the major turning points of the war.

Friday – October 21, 2016
8:00 pm Gather for an orientation and lecture by historian Dennis Frye at the Hampton Inn in Hagerstown, MD.

Saturday – October 22, 2016
Today we begin our examination of Lee’s bold invasion of the North. We will learn how Stonewall Jackson’s troops surrounded, bombarded, and captured the Union garrison at Harpers Ferry. Then we will trace the action of the Union Army’s three-pronged attack at the gaps of South Mountain.

Sunday – October 23, 2016
Today is devoted to Antietam (September 17), the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history with about 23,000 casualties. The tour ends back at the Hampton Inn at approximately 4:30 pm.

We have reserved a block of 35 rooms for 2 nights (October 21, & 22) at the Hagerstown Hampton Inn. The group rate is $95 (+tax) per room per night. This special group rate applies until 3 weeks out (October 1) at which time any rooms in our reserved group block not sold will be released. Subsequent bookings will be based on availability and higher room rates may apply.

Hampton Inn Tel (301) 739-6100
1716 Dual Highway (Route 40)
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Group rate: $95+ per night
Continental breakfast is included in the rate.
Reservation Code: Civil War Tours

What is Included in Tour Cost:
Expert Battlefield Guide(s)
• 2 lunches
• Motorcoach Transportation While on Tour
• Map Book
• Bottled Water and Soda on Bus

What is not Included in Tour Cost:
• Lodging
• Dinners
• Transportation to Hagerstown, MD

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The Maryland Campaign: Harpers Ferry, South Mountain and Antietem

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