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 battle field, over ground which has changed so very little since 1864.  This will be a walking tour, so dress accordingly. There will be gnats and probably ticks. Wear comfortable boots or shoes, no flip flops or sandals. Consider sporting a hat.


May 10, 2014
John Michael Priest

In May, almost exactly 150 years after the Atlanta Campaign, with an all-star pairing of top Atlanta Campaign experts, we will undertake the most comprehensive tour of this pivotal campaign as can be found in its sesquicentennial anniversary year.

May 16, 2014 - May 18, 2014
Richard M. McMurry

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.

Jun 12, 2014
Edwin C. Bearss

We enthusiastically announce our 9th Annual All-Star Tour of Gettysburg, which promises to our best yet! The program, designed for serious yet fun-loving students of the battle, will include exciting and unusual in-depth tours led by top experts including the most famous battlefield guide of all - ED BEARSS – plus a delectable feast prepared by Paul Dorsette on Saturday night, June 14, and the presentation of the 5th annual Spirit of Gettysburg Award.


Jun 13, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014
Gary Kross

By June of 1863, the tide of the Civil War in the Western theater had already begun to turn against the Confederacy. With Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s success in enveloping the Confederate Army of Mississippi at Vicksburg, and with Union Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans’s strengthening hold upon the vital industrial city of Nashville, Tennessee, the future of the war in the West appeared glum for the South. Even worse, a new threat loomed farther north. In Union-held Kentucky, the Department of the Ohio commander, Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside, had begun organizing a new Army of the Ohio that would soon be ready to assault Cumberland Gap, the gateway to East Tennessee.

Jul 10, 2014 - Jul 12, 2014
David L. Mowery


Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014
Gary Ecelbarger


Aug 14, 2014 - Aug 16, 2014
William C. "Jack" Davis

During the period of August 7-11, "Stonewall" Jackson, in his last independent operation before being subsumed into the main Army of Northern Virginia, lunged across the Rapidan River to attack Pope’s advance guard before it could be supported by the rest of the Unionist force. The result was Jackson’s victory at Cedar Mountain. That opened one of the war’s most remarkable campaigns, which led next to the great Confederate victory at the Second Battle of Manassas.

Aug 23, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014
Scott C. Patchan

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 5, 2014 - Sep 6, 2014
John Michael Priest

The Civil War left an enduring legacy in Alabama where ideologies ranged from fiery secessionism to ardent Unionism. The first capital of the Confederacy was located in Montgomery. Union supporters in Winston County threatened to secede from the state. Selma saw the late-war Battle of Ebenezer Church, and its arsenal manufactured most of the Confederacy’s ammunition. After the Civil War, Reconstruction set the state on a course that would culminate in significant events in the U.S. civil rights movement.

Sep 12, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014
Norman Dasinger, Jr.