Civil War Tours 2014

Hosted by David A. Ward

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CIVIL WAR TOURS offers the very best historical battlefield tours.  We secure the services of the most prominent historian/guides, such as James McPherson, Bob Krick, Jeff Wert, , Dennis Frye, Mark Snell, John Hennessy and the one and only Ed Bearss. 



Our weekend programs feature two-days of battlefield tours and evening lectures by our guides.  Through interpretive lectures, and insightful tour guides, you can feel the experience of the soldiers who wore the Blue & Gray as we travel the roads and walk the fields that have now become our “hallowed ground.”



Our tours also feature two lunches, continental breakfasts, colorized tactical map packets and of course the finest interpretive guides as part of your package. The lunches are not a ham sandwich and a small bag of potato chips.  Instead, we use the catering services of the Virginia Deli in Fredericksburg,  A Cut Above Catering of Frederick, Maryland and Le Box Lunch located in Richmond  Lunch is a highlight of our tours.



Along with the best tour guides and our catered lunches, CIVIL WAR TOURS uses the first class motor coaches owned and operated by Wolf’s Bus Lines of York Springs, Pennsylvania.



Our tours have taken armchair Civil War buffs and historians to the critical battlefields of the Civil War.  Antietam, Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, South Mountain, Spotsylvania and the Wilderness have been destinations for CIVIL WAR TOURS. 



CIVIL WAR TOURS strives to provide the very best battlefield experience for every program participant.  Join us this year as we visit the battlefields made famous by Lee & Jackson and McClellan & Grant.


David Ward, born in the anthracite coal region of eastern Pennsylvania, has had a life-long interest in the Civil War. After graduating from the Avon Old Farms School, in Avon, Connecticut, he earned a B.A. in history under Dr. Fred Klein at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


He later studied under Dr. Hugh Davis at Southern Connecticut State University and earned a master’s degree in history in 1988. In 1989 he founded the Connecticut Civil War Round Table and served as the program chairman for eight years.


Along with his work with the Connecticut Civil War Round Table, he has spoken at the Chambersburg Civil War Seminar, the Shepherd University Civil War Institute and the annual meeting of the Civil War Round Table Associates.


In 1995 he published “”Of Battlefields and Bitter Feuds: A History of the 96th Pennsylvania Volunteers,”” in CIVIL WAR REGIMENTS and “”Sedgwick’s Foot Cavalry: The March of the Sixth Corps to Gettysburg,” in the January 2000 issue of the GETTYSBURG MAGAZINE.