We are pleased to announce a comprehensive tour of Chancellorsville! And leading it will be the Chancellorsville expert Bob Krick, who was responsible for the battlefield site for more than thirty years. This tour should greatly please those who have never toured Chancellorsville, as well as those who have been there even many times before - because Krick...

For a couple of weeks in February 1862, the attention of the nation was riveted on two isolated Confederate fortifications in west Tennessee. The weakest link of Confederate general Albert Sidney Johnston’s defensive line in the west, Forts Henry and Donelson were ripe for invasion if only the Federals could muster the courage to take advantage of them. Enter Ulysses S. Grant.

An...

The summer and fall of 1862 saw the Confederacy at its apex in the eastern theater of war. Similarly in the west the southern forces outmaneuvered the Federal Army of the Ohio and invaded the Commonwealth of Kentucky. After Edmund Kirby Smith scored one of the most complete victories of the war at Richmond in late August, the armies under Braxton Bragg and Don Carlos Buell raced towards...

Jackson's Valley Campaign, Ecelbarger, Civil War Tour, Stonewall,

Before it began, critics denounced General Jackson as a "queer, blundering, thick-skulled, honest dunce." After it ended, his soldiers worshiped him - one of them exalting him as "my earthly God." Between those opinions came the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862. Three days of that three-month campaign altered the course of the Civil War more than any other event within...

We enthusiastically announce our 2017 Gettysburg All-Star Conference & Tour, which promises to be outstanding! Designed for serious yet fun-loving students of the Gettysburg Campaign, our program will include half-day battlefield tours on Friday morning (Cemetery Hill), Saturday afternoon (Cemetery Hill continued) and Sunday morning (Evergreen...

With Thomas A. Reinhart and John R. Maass (Wednesday 7:30 PM-Saturday 5:00 PM) – includes 3 lunches, Friday dinner and an excursion by ferry boat to St. Michaels.

Registration Fee: $595

Itinerary and Lodging information to be announced shortly.

ROBERT E. LEE - no general in American history has attracted so much attention and adoration. Dwight D. Eisenhower described him as a man "unsullied as I read the pages of our history." Winston Churchill said Lee was "one of the noblest Americans who ever lived, and one of the greatest captains known to the annals of war."

On Thursday evening...

We thought about creating an event such as this for a long time – a corollary to our annual Sarasota, Florida symposium in January – a program in an appealing place at which folks could learn much about Civil War history from top authorities, while making friends, dining well, browsing books, and the like. Sarasota has the warm, white sands of Lido Beach in the throes of winter...

“The moment I saw the brilliant proud morning rise high over the desert of Santa Fe, something stood still in my soul. New Mexico was the greatest experience from the outside world that I ever had. It certainly changed me forever.” – D. H. Lawrence

New Mexico is rightly named “The Land of Enchantment.”  The...

On July 2, 1863, Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his famed 2,500-man cavalry division embarked on an audacious three-week Special Operations mission through Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio to divert Ambrose Burnside’s Army of the Ohio away from East Tennessee. Known as the Great Raid, or the Indiana-Ohio Raid, Morgan’s operation...

In August 1864, artist James E. Taylor was sent by Leslie’s Illustrated Magazine to follow and record the fortunes of Union General Philip Sheridan’s army in the Shenandoah Valley. His sketches appeared in that publication but then languished for decades at Ohio's Western Reserve Historical Society. In 1989, Bob Younger and his Morningside Press collected these...

Shortly after the outbreak of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln assembled his civil and military leaders to discuss strategy for opening the Mississippi River and for ending what he termed a “rebellion” in the Southern states. “See what a lot of land these fellows hold,” he said, “of which Vicksburg is the key. Let us get Vicksburg and all...

HERE IT IS: OUR PREMIER PROGRAM OF THE YEAR!

The 1st ANNUAL SPRING MILL CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM

             AUGUST 17-19             

 

 

An Extraordinary Pairing at Vicksburg -Terry Winschel and Tim Smith: The Masters of the Vicksburg Campaign and the Battle of Champion Hill.

               November 1 - 4

There’s still time to Enroll, but this one is filling Fast!

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GRANT’S INVASION OF TENNESSEE tour, MAY 4-6

  TIMOTHY B. SMITH, famed Western Theater battlefield guide, to lead rarely offered GRANT’S INVASION OF TENNESSEE: THE BATTLES of FORTS HENRY AND DONELSON tour. FILLING FAST, Enroll Now!

HERE’S ANOTHER EXCITING HEARTLAND TOUR:

Walk the PERRYVILLE Battlefield on MAY 11-13 with leading expert, DARRYL SMITH.

GARY ECELBARGER to lead MAY 20 JACKSON VALLEY TOUR.

   Most Jackson Valley tours favor 1st Kernstown, McDowell, Cross Keys and Port Republic, skipping over the exciting actions at Front Royal, Buckton Station, Fairview, Middletown, Newtown (today's Stephens City), and Winchester. Our Saturday, May 20 tour will cover the latter, in great deal, fortified by excellent maps.