Upcoming Programs

Monocacy Battlefield is one of those little gems of Civil War history.

Much like the South Mountain battlefield, until recently, it has been merely a footnote in the shadows of the “important” battles. Fought on July 9, 1864 on the outskirts of Frederick, Maryland, this day long battle bought the Union much needed time to slow down Jubal Early’s advance upon Washington.

John Michael “Mike” Priest will lead the tour to the major areas of the battlefield, over ground which has changed very little since 1864. This will be a walking tour, so dress accordingly.

May 9, 2015
John Michael Priest

Walk the battlefield and historic village with Robert K. Krick, the leading authority on the subject.

Jun 4, 2015 - Jun 6, 2015
Robert K. Krick

Here is a chance to walk the ground of the bloodiest single-day battle in American history with the greatest battlefield tour guide in American history - Ed Bearss.

We hope you'll join us!

Jun 11, 2015
Edwin C. Bearss
Gettysburg, Civil War tour, Ed Bearss, Culp's Hill, Union Command, Wolf's Hill

Most who attend CWEA programs agree that our Sarasota conferences in January and our Gettysburg All-Star Tour in June are our most high-octane outings. And they are likely correct. Our June All-Star tour will feature ED BEARSS, GARY KROSS, SUE BOARDMAN, CHARLIE FENNELL and ZACK FRY.

The program will consist of four half-day tours (2 on Friday & 2 on Saturday) plus a Sunday morning buffet breakfast followed by a talk by Charlie Fennell - each of these on a different intriguing aspect of the Battle of Gettysburg. Our lunches will be at Pickett's Buffet and the Dobbin House Tavern. We'll host an Open Bar reception at O'Rorke's pub on Friday evening, and enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner at the home of Roger and Lynn Heller on Saturday evening. After that dinner, we will honor GARY KROSS for his many years of contributions to CWEA tours. And we'll have some zany entertainment that evening as well.

This program is one that YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS. It's filling fast so Enroll Now!!

Jun 12, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015
Gary Kross

This will be a fascinating tour of a subject rarely, if ever, treated in a group tour format.

The story lines are compelling, the characters – American, Indian and British - are intriguing, and most of the sites are rarely visited. Our tour leaders are highly knowledgeable presenters, and they have prepared a substantial packet of maps and information for each attendee.

Attendance on this tour is limited. We hope you’ll join us!

Jul 10, 2015 - Jul 11, 2015
Stuart R. Dempsey
Robert E. Lee, Lee, Civil War tour, Steven Ritchie, Jay Jorgenson, Robertson

The inaugural gathering of the newly formed Robert E. Lee Fellowship and a Seminar and Field & Walking Tour of Stratford Hall, various Alexandria sites, and Arlington House.

Designed by STEPHEN LEE RITCHIE, this intriguing seminar and tour will examine the early years of the life of ROBERT E. LEE. JAY JORGENSEN will serve as tour co-leader, and the program will feature an after dinner talk on Friday night by JAMES I. "BUD" ROBERTSON.

Jul 23, 2015 - Jul 25, 2015
Stephen Lee Ritchie

Our tour will include historic New Castle, Delaware, the Hagley Museum, the DuPont Powder Works on the Brandywine River, Nemours Mansion & Gardens, Fort Delaware (to which we will travel by ferry boat), Fort Mott and the Finn Point National Cemetery.

Aug 6, 2015 - Aug 8, 2015
Howard Strouse

Join acclaimed author and Antietam Battlefield Guide, John Michael Priest, on this revealing, detailed tour of the 1862 Maryland Campaign – at South Mountain and Antietam. Our tour will involve a fair amount of walking and visits to many sites that are seldom seen - and comfortable walking shoes are a must.

Enroll now for this exciting adventure in Civil War history in September amid the rolling hills of western Maryland!

Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
John Michael Priest

A Field Tour of 1864 Cavalry Actions at Guard Hill/Crooked Run; Bowers Hill; Summit Point/Charleston; Front Royal/Riverton; Milford; Tom's Brook; Cedar Creek; and Nineveh.

The tour includes 2 lunches and Friday PM hospitality suite.

Full tour description and lodging information will be posted shortly.

Sep 17, 2015 - Sep 19, 2015
Scott C. Patchan

No single decision by a general in the Army of the Potomac proved to be such a lightning rod for controversy and criticism as Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Sickles’ bold movement of the Third Corps to the high ground west of Cemetery Ridge on July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg. This decisive yet precarious choice produced the battle’s bloodiest hours of fighting and may well have given the Army of Northern Virginia its best chances for victory in Pennsylvania.

Sep 26, 2015
John Michael Priest