Roads to Gettysburg: Civil War Tour

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Name: Roads to Gettysburg: Civil War Tour
Date: July 24, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

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Seminar based at Hampton Inn at 955 Lesher Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Deluxe continental breakfast for Hampton Inn guests each morning.  Each participant will receive a packet of tactical maps and a name badge.
 
Tuesday, July 24
7 p.m. Evening Sessions at Hampton Inn
· Logistical Challenges Confronting the Union Cavalry Corps in the Gettysburg Campaign - Bob O’Neill
· An insightful examination of an often overlooked topic.
Wednesday, July 25
Breakfast at Hampton Inn (avail. 6 - 10 a.m.)
7:30a.m. - 6p.m. “Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville: Stuart Moves Forward” bus & walking tour led by Bob O’Neill
· Bus leaves from Hampton Inn
· Lunch included
· Dinner on your own
Bus Tour Description:
Today we will travel in the footsteps and hoofprints of the early actions of the campaign.
Sites to visit:
· Furr Farm of the main action at Aldie on June 17, 1863
· Mount Defiance - a new park site which encompasses the scene of the heaviest fighting during the June 19th Battle of Middleburg
· Rector Home - Stuart’s Headquarters after the battles
· Goose Creek Bridge site of the middle stage of the Battle of Upperville
· And more!
Dinner on your own
8 p.m. Evening Sessions at Hampton Inn
· Welcome to the Seminar - Ted Alexander
· “Defying General Pickett: Dolly Harris, the Flag Waving Girl of Greencastle” - Bonnie Shockey
à  Find out about the “Barbara Frietchie” of the Gettysburg Campaign during this talk. 
· Orientation to Brandy Station -Eric Wittenberg
à Here is your pre-tour review for tomorrow’s trek.
Thursday, July 26
Breakfast at Hampton Inn (avail. 6 - 10 a.m.)
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. “Brandy Station”
bus & walking tour led by Eric Wittenberg
· Bus leaves from Hampton Inn
· Lunch included
· Dinner on your own
Bus Tour Description:
Join us as we explore the site of the largest cavalry battle in North America.
Sites to visit:
· Kelly’s Ford where part of the Union Cavalry crossed
· Fleetwood Hill, the site of the major mounted combat in the battle.
· Buford’s Knoll, site of John Buford’s headquarters and where he directed the battle
· St. James Church, the plateau where the famous charge of the 6th Pa cavalry occurred
· Stevensburg where some of the decisive actions took place
· And more!
Friday, July 27
Breakfast at Hampton Inn (avail. 6 - 10 a.m.)
8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Sessions Site TBA
· Sessions at TBA
· Lunch included
· Dinner Included
Topics to discuss include:
· “An Army at War with Itself: The Army of the Potomac After Chancellorsville” - Frank O’Reilly
à  Our speaker reviews the chaos in the high command of Hooker’s Army.  
· “Mount Up: The Emergence of the Union Cavalry in 1863” - J.D. Petruzzi
à One of the top experts on the Union mounted arm will explain how the Union cavalry got up to speed in summer 1863.
· “Winchester in the Civil War” - Jerry Holsworth
à A review of the town that changed hands 73 times during the war
· “My Rule is Absolute” General Robert Milroy  - Jonathan Noyalas
à Listen to the Milroy story as told by his biographer, Jonathan Noyalas.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch included
 Continued Friday Sessions…
2 - 6:30 p.m. Sessions Cont.
· “Winchester to Gettysburg: The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign” - Scott Mingus
à  Our speaker has written a highly-acclaimed book on this legendary unit.
· “Return to Harpers Ferry: June and July 1863” - Dennis Frye
à  Find out more about the Harpers Ferry story by an expert on the subject. 
· “No Army on Earth can Whip These Men” Lee and his Army from Chancellorsville to Gettysburg - Jeff Wert
à Jeff will take us on the journey of the Army of Northern Virginia in the summer of 1863. 
· “The Army of the Potomac on the March to the Potomac” - Craig Swain
à A “grunt’s” eye view of the trek to the Potomac. 
6:30 p.m. Dinner included
7:30 p.m. Evening Session
· “We are Independent” McNeill’s Rangers - Steve French
à Learn about partisan warfare on the fringes of Lee’s Army. 
· Annual Luhn Memorial Silent Auction
à All proceeds donated to battlefield preservation
Saturday, July 28
Breakfast at Hampton Inn (avail. 6 - 10 a.m.)
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. “Opening the Doors to Pennsylvania: The Second Battle of Winchester”  bus & walking tour led by Eric Wittenberg
· Bus leaves from Hampton Inn
· Lunch included
· Dinner on your own
Bus Tour Description:
Visit many rare sites associated with the battle that opened the gates for the invasion of Pennsylvania.
Sites to visit:
· Opequon Presbyterian Church where the battle began
· Stonewall Cemetery, the final resting place of more than 2,500 Confederate soldiers
· Star Fort, the major Union position during the battle
· Stephenson’s Depot - battle site of June 15 where the Confederates attempted to cut off the Union retreat
· Martinsburg
· And more!
Sunday, July 29
Breakfast at Hampton Inn (avail. 6 - 10 a.m.)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. “On the trail of the Gray Ghost: Exploring Mosby’s Confederacy” bus & walking tour led by Kevin Pawlak
· Bus leaves from Hampton Inn
· Lunch included
· Dinner on your own
Bus Tour Description:
Today we trek to sites, many off the beaten path, of the legendary Gray Ghost, John S. Mosby.
Sites to visit:
· Mt. Zion Church
· Rector’s Crossroads
· Site of Berryville Wagon Train Raid
· Site of famous Greenback Raid
· And more
** Please note: Bus driver compensation  included.
 
Battlefield Preservation
Chambersburg’s Civil War Seminars & Tours has raised over $200,000 for preservation since our founding. A portion of the        proceeds from this event will be donated to nonprofit organizations associated with our tour.
Please support our raffles and silent auctions as all funds raised from these efforts are    donated to preservation.
Interested in supporting battlefield preservation through gifts or monetary donations? Please contact Lark at 717-264-7101 or lplessinger@chambersburg.org.
 


Payment Policy: Full payment is due prior to seminar.
Cancellation Policy: -Seminar registrations cancelled two weeks before a scheduled seminar are subject to a $100 per person administrative fee; cancellations received within two weeks will be charged 50% of the registration fee, including partial registrations or $100 (whichever is greater).
  Chambersburg Civil War Seminars and Tours, in making arrangements for the transportation, accommodations and other services referred to herein, acts only as an agent for the owner or operator, and its responsibility is limited to that of an agent. By registering for the Chambersburg Civil War Seminars with registration form, online,  or phone call, participant or those traveling with you agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, and their agents, servants and employees, from and against any claim, cost, expense for liability (including attorney’s fees), attributable to bodily injury, sickness, disease, or death, or to damage to or destruction of property (including loss of use thereof) in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other travel services resulting directly or indirectly from any occurrences or condition beyond our control.
  We reserve the right to make changes in the tours where necessary, due to unforeseen circumstances. We do not like to cancel tours but if we must cancel due to insufficient participation or other circumstances, our total obligation will be to refund all monies paid to us for the specific event.
  We strive to accommodate all of our seminar participants. If you have ANY dietary restrictions, please tell us during registration so we can make the appropriate arrangements.
  All photos/videos taken before, during, and after events are the property of Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours. These will be used at the discretion of the organization and may be used for marketing and advertising purposes both online and in print.
 

 
Location:
Based at:
Hampton Inn
955 Lesher Road, Chambersburg, Pa 17201, 717-261-9185 
www.hamptoninn.com
All participants are responsible for arranging hotel              accommodations for the seminar, which are not included in tour price. $93/night double occupancy plus tax. Special pricing for participants based on room availability. When making   reservations for a room, mention Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours. 
 
Date/Time Information:
July 24-29, 2018
Contact Information:
Lark Plessinger
Fees/Admission:
Roads to Gettysburg
Seminar registration fee schedule:
____$745 Generals Package (Includes everything Tues. - Sun.)
____$625  Members Complete Weekend (8 p.m. Wed. - Sat.)
____$655  Non-Members Complete Weekend (8 p.m. Wed.-Sat.)
____$35  Tuesday 7 p.m. Evening Session Only
____$150  Wednesday Bus Tour Only (7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
____$65  Wednesday Evening Session Only (8 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
____$195  Thursday Bus Tour Only
____$185  Friday Sessions Only (8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
____$225  Saturday Bus Tour Only
____$150  Sunday Bus Tour Only
*Early Bird Pricing - Save $30 when you register for a      Generals or Complete Weekend Package by February 1, 2018. Use code EARLY30 when  registering online.
 
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