Gettysburg: Day Two – Sites Seldom Seen: A Field & Walking Tour ~ April 22 & 23
The second day’s fighting at Gettysburg was probably the critical engagement of that greatest of all battles in the American Civil War. As the Army of Northern Virginia smashed into the Army of the Potomac, the Union defenses held valiantly and eventually succeeded in beating back the Confederate assaults and deprived Robert E. Lee of victory.
Our tour will detail these hard fought actions of July 2, 1863. We will trace the route of James Longstreet’s First Corps to its position on the southern end of the field and examine Daniel Sickles’s movement off Cemetery Ridge to occupy the Peach Orchard salient. We will walk crucial parts of the field at the Peach Orchard, Wheatfield, Devil’s Den, Little Round Top, Big Round Top and Cemetery Ridge. On Little Round Top we will examine the fierce struggle between the 20th Maine and the 15th Alabama, and assess the myths and realities of Chamberlain’s “bayonet charge”.
On the northern end of the field, we will cover the ground at Benner’s Hill, Cemetery Hill, East Cemetery Hill, the Culp Farm, Steven’s Knoll, Spangler’s Farm, Pardee Field and Culp’s Hill.
During our tour, veteran guide Gary Kross, will work in a mix of intriguing second day sites which are rarely visited. Attendees who already know the second day of the battle fairly well will be even further enriched by the inclusion of these gems that Gary is particularly adept at finding and interpreting. So there will be much to learn and appreciate for both first-time and veteran Gettysburg trekkers.
After a full day of touring on Saturday, we will gather that evening at the charming Dobbin House Tavern for a hearty buffet dinner and lively discussion. On Sunday, we’ll leisurely continue our tour and by morning’s end, all should feel enlightened and well-pleased – as well as a bit tuckered out. Enroll now to join Gary Kross and the CWEA crew for this rollicking special adventure!
Registration Fee, includes Saturday lunch & dinner - $245
If You Must Cancel we will refund 100% of your fees paid within 30 days of your notice.
What is Included in Your Registration:
- the services of an expert historian chosen for his knowledge and experience
- transportation around the battlefield
- Saturday lunch at General Pickett's Buffet
- Saturday dinner at Dobbin House Tavern
- refreshments and snacks during the tour
- a map package
Lodging: Please secure your lodging as soon as possible. We suggest these nearby motels:
* 1863 Inn of Gettysburg, 516 Baltimore - 717-334-6211
* Comfort Suites, 945 Baltimore - (717) 334-6715
* Quality Inn, 380 Steinwehr - 717-334-1103
* The Inn at Cemetery Hill, 613 Baltimore - 717-334-9281
Saturday, April 22
8:00 AM Gather at Gettysburg NMP Museum & Visitor Center, Parking Lot #3
8:30 AM Depart on Tour
12:15 PM Lunch at General Pickett’s Buffet
4:30 PM Arrive Back at Parking Lot #3t
6:30 PM Buffet Dinner at Dobbin House Tavern
Sunday, April 23
8:30 AM Depart on Tour
11:30 AM Arrive Back at Parking Lot #3
Assemble at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, in Parking Lot #3 at its upper left side (northwest corner), from the Lot #3 entrance.
DIRECTIONS: Take Taneytown Road, Rt. 134, to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center entrance and enter. Follow the drive a short distance to Parking Lot # 3 sign and turn left. Proceed to the upper left corner and park.