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...

It was the greatest battle of the war, and a turning point in the fortunes of the armies that fought it.  From the first crack of a trooper’s carbine in the gray dawn of July 1, 1863, to the weary popping of picket fire in the red glow of sunset two days later, the Battle of Gettysburg was an American epic that has retained a firm grip on the public imagination for more than 150...

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...

The Sarasota Civil War Symposium is widely considered to be the premier Civil War conference in the country - because of its stellar faculty, spirited attendees, comfortable ambiance and alluring location on the warm white sands of Lido Beach.

Since its inception in 1993, the symposium has enjoyed robust attendance and hatched many enduring friendships...

“And we saw Europe - the last opportunity - in its old guise . . . In 1914 it blew up, of course. The lights went out and it was never the same again." - George C. Marshall

What was once called The Great War has largely been overlooked, obscured by the vivid moral clarities of the greater war that followed. World War I was a bloody preview of...

Once again, in late January, we will land on the warm white sands of Lido Beach with a combined task force of distinguished World War II historians and decorated World War II combat veterans - for the 2018 World War II Conference! And you should Join Us!

  • Hear leading historians' carefully crafted presentations...

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2018 Tour Schedule & Early Bird Discounts are HERE!

Just Click on the birdie to see our 2018 Tour & Conference Schedule and SAVE 20% on events (except the Sarasota Conferences) if you sign up NOW. Discount is available ONLY to the 1ST TEN REGISTRANTS for each event!

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LATEST 2018 ENROLLMENTS REPORT. DON'T MISS OUT ON EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS!

(WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18) SARASOTA CONFERENCE ENROLLMENTS ARE FILLING FAST, and Rooms at the Sandcastle Resort on Lido Beach are becoming in short supply - so ENROLL FOR SARASOTA NOW.  Meanwhile Discounted Enrollments are almost gone for the July 2018 Chickamauga & Chattanooga tour (3 left), the April 2018 Shiloh tour (2 left) and October 2018 Stonewall Jackson Complete & Chronological 1862 Valley Campaign tour (3 left). Discounts of 20% are

VICKSBURG: Time is short; Space is limited. Enroll today!

Join us for this in-depth study and tour of the Vicksburg Campaign, and experience the Extraordinary Pairing of Terry Winschel and Tim Smith: The Masters of the Vicksburg Campaign and the

April's SHILOH TOUR, led by Tim Smith, is Set & Ready to go.

One of our most popular tours & attendance is limited, so ENROLL NOW!

What's New

  • IN MEMORIAM – HENRY P. TRAWICK, JR.

    One of the CWEA’s most prominent and beloved...

  • INAUGURAL SPRING MILL INDIANA CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM was TERRIFIC! THANKS, ALL!

    97 enthusiastic men and women from 15 states gathered at the rustic Spring Mill Lodge at the Spring Mill State...

  • AFTER-ACTION TOUR REPORT: PEACH TREE CREEK & EZRA CHURCH

    History Background: As part of Sherman's Campaign to capture Atlanta, in...

Awards

The William Woods Hassler Award

  • Honoring individuals who make especially meritorious contributions to the field of Civil War education.

The Benjamin and Louise Moore Award

  • Awarded to honor those who have made contributions of exceptional service to our organization.

The Donald A. Weiland Spirit of Gettysburg Award

  • Presented periodically to an individual or individuals for exceptional contributions of goodwill and support during CWEA Gettysburg tours.

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