Let’s look beyond the cold days of winter and start planning for those long, warm summer days! The Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours will host “Roads to Gettysburg,” July 24-29. Six days of focused discussion and tours covering the early phases of the Gettysburg Campaign. From their website:
We will follow the Blue and Gray on their roads to Gettysburg. Tour the decisive battle ground of Brandy Station, where J.E.B. Stuart and his horsemen battled the Yankees in the largest cavalry action in North America. Also touring the newly restored Second Winchester battlefield where Confederates opened the gates of the great Valley for the invasion of Pennsylvania. Bonus tours will include Aldie, Upperville, Middleburg, and Mosby’s Confederacy. Conference based in Chambersburg, Pa.
Featuring Eric Wittenberg, J.D. Petruzzi, Jerry Holsworth, Steve French, Jeffrey Wert, & others.
And I’m proud to say yours truly is among those involved. On Friday, July 27, part of the evening sessions, my talk is “The Army of the Potomac on the March to the Potomac” and will cover the Federal advance through Loudoun County to include the crossing at Edwards Ferry.
If you have not attended the Chambersburg tours, I give them the highest endorsements. Dollar for dollar, these are the best, in my opinion. Managed by retired NPS historian Ted Alexander, these are offered in a way to match good, well researched presentations with plenty completing field time on tours.
And if that pitch hasn’t sold you… consider that Chambersburg’s Civil War Seminars & Tours has raised over $200,000 for preservation causes. So by attending you are learning, while at the same time paying it forward so future generations will have the same opportunity. So please consider attending this worthy event!