Upcoming Programs

As July of 1864 faded into history, Confederate Gen Jubal Early's campaign in the Shenandoah Valley had reached its pinnacle. Early had marched to the gates of Washington and won a resounding battlefield victory at Monocacy, and then headed northwest and burned Chambersburg, PA. Early's operations forced U. S. Grant to detach 30,000 troops from his operations at Petersburg to deal with the troubles Early was causing in the Shenandoah.

Sep 26, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014
Scott C. Patchan

This Friday evening and all-day Saturday program will be led by three prominent Civil War scholars - Brandon H. Beck, Gary Gimbel, and Stephen Lee Ritchie. After a Friday night dinner in Winchester, Brandon and Steve will each give a short presentation on the early days of the War in the Lower Valley. Then, on Saturday, we'll visit sites at Harpers Ferry, Charles Town and at the seldom-visited First Battle of Falling Waters location in West Virginia where we'll be met by Gary Gimbel, the leading authority on the subject. During the overall program, we'll discuss many the notable characters that figured in the dramatic events of this period: John Brown, Thomas Jonathan Jackson, Robert E. Lee, Hayward Shepherd, Robert Patterson, J. E. B. Stuart - and even John Wilkes Booth. This program is our BEST VALUE BARGAIN of the year. We hope you join us. Spots are filling so ENROLL TODAY!

Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014
Stephen Lee Ritchie

This tour will thoroughly examine the three major elements of the 3rd day of the battle: the fighting at Culp’s Hill; the East Cavalry Field, and the Longstreet-Pettigrew Assault (Pickett's Charge); and also will cover the clash at the South Cavalry Field. Wear comfortable shoes because a considerable amount of walking is involved - but you can always catch a breather and hitch a ride on our tour bus at any time.

If you arrive in Gettysburg on Thursday night, October 16, please join us from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at O’Rorke’s pub, 44 Steinwehr Avenue, very close to the intersection of Baltimore and Steinwehr.- we will host a Welcome Gathering and an Open Bar. You’ll be on your own for food, but we’ll pick up the tab for the drinks.

We hope you’ll join us in Gettysburg for this vigorous, detailed tour led by two of the most knowledgeable and popular licensed battlefield guides at Gettysburg!

Oct 17, 2014 - Oct 18, 2014
Charles C. Fennell, Jr.

After abandoning Atlanta on September 1, 1864, John Bell Hood and his Army of Tennessee, reduced to about 35,000 men, launched a bold plan to lure the Federal forces led by William T. Sherman away from Atlanta. Thus began a series of fateful steps that would lead to the destruction of the proud Army of Tennessee. The plan was to dash across Alabama into Tennessee, regain Nashville, and then move into Kentucky, thus transferring the offensive to the Confederate side. Going on the defensive, Sherman assigned a part of his considerable force to George H. Thomas and placed him in charge of protecting Tennessee.

Nov 6, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014
Eric A. Jacobson

Led by the "Dream Team" of Ed Bearss and Terry Winschel. No tour team could be assembled that would bring more knowledge and experience to this subject. This may well be CWEA's 2014 Tour of the Year!

                                                      Space is Limited so please Enroll Today



Nov 12, 2014 - Nov 15, 2014
Edwin C. Bearss

The Sarasota Civil War Symposium, since its inception in 1993, has enjoyed robust attendance and hatched many enduring friendships. And our 2015 edition promises to be our best yet.

Our superb group of presenters, each of whom will deliver a carefully crafted presentation on an intriguing topic of the Civil War, is a mix of perennial stalwarts: William C. "Jack" Davis (Moderator), Ed Bearss, Robert K. Krick, John Marszalek, Richard McMurry, James I. "Bud" Robertson, Jeff Wert and Frank Williams - and impressive new talent: Karen Abbott, Lynn Heller, Philip Leigh, David Mowery and Joseph Reinhart. We've added evening sessions on both Thursday and Friday for the first time, and our two panel discussions promise to be engaging. You can enroll for all or any part of this exciting program - please see the various enrollment options. If you have any questions, please call us at 800-298-1861. We hope to see you on the warm, white sands of Lido Beach!

Maximum enrollment is 150 people.

Jan 21, 2015 - Jan 24, 2015
William C. "Jack" Davis

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 World War II - machine guns, air and submarine warfare, poison gas - these were technologies that applied the tools of mass production to human slaughter. Killing became impersonal, mechanical and vast.

Jan 28, 2015
Col. Robert J. Dalessandro, USA Ret.

With gratitude to all who serve and have served in the United States military, especially in 1941-1945, we continue our acclaimed annual series of World War II conferences – to better understand and further appreciate the epic struggle of the 20th century.

Jan 28, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015
Col. Robert J. Dalessandro, USA Ret.

6 registrations are eligible for a 20% Early Bird Discount.

 !! SAVE $65 !!

Join us for this rarely presented tour of Jackson’s Winter Campaign led by the leading authority on the subject, who will take us to places rarely visited by Civil War enthusiasts.

We hope to see you for our first tour of 2015 - in Winchester.

Mar 19, 2015 - Mar 21, 2015
Gary Ecelbarger

SAVE 20% - $65 - with your “Early Bird” Registration

6 Early Bird registrations are still available - ENROLL NOW!

Mar 27, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015
Norman Dasinger, Jr.