Upcoming Programs

Our tour will focus on those thrilling but elusive months when South Carolina hosted the most active portion of the Revolutionary War. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the sites of these significant clashes that comprised the South Carolina theatre of operations during the last period of the American Revolutionary War!

Apr 9, 2015 - Apr 11, 2015
Scott C. Patchan

After almost ten months of life in the trenches, the two great armies in Virginia finished the war with a flurry of activity.  In 150 hours those armies marched an incredible 80 miles, and fought numerous actions that ranged from little skirmishes to major affairs.

By bus and on foot, we will follow the routes of those armies from Petersburg straight through to Appomattox.

Our tour will make apparent the vast scope of the armies' operations in April 1865 and the importance of mobility in those operations.

Apr 17, 2015 - Apr 18, 2015
Phillip S. Greenwalt

The Wheatfield and Devil’s Den! Like Little Round Top and Pickett’s Charge - these names invoke images of fierce fighting. But they also convey confusion that clouds our understanding to this day. We will explore in detail the most important aspects of these actions.

You will come away with a much better understanding of the ebb and flow of the continuing fight. And you will be able to piece together the different phases of the battle and see how the terrain played an important role in the development of the action.

Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 25, 2015
Gary Kross

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

“The Grey Ghost”- John Singleton Mosby - one of the most enigmatic figures of the Civil War, was a successful attorney who enlisted in the 1st Virginia Cavalry at the outbreak of the War. He quickly moved up through the ranks, and eventually raised his own partisan unit - first a battalion, and later a regiment known as "Mosby Raiders." Mosby was a key innovator in the tactics of guerilla warfare. His small agile force would harass and defeat much larger forces.

May 15, 2015 - May 16, 2015
David M. Goetz

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