On Thursday evening, July 28, in historic Lexington, Virginia, we will convene the second annual gathering of the ROBERT E. LEE FELLOWSHIP. This year’s program will focus on Lee during the years after the Civil War. Fellowship president Jay Jorgensen will open the proceedings with a report on the Fellowship and will offer Some...

Our late August tour will follow first in the footsteps of George Washington and his regiment of Virginians who set out into the untamed wilds of Southwest Pennsylvania in 1754 to enforce the British claims on the region against the French. After an overview at our base hotel in Greensburg, PA on Thursday evening, we will set forth on Friday to visit ...

Following his crushing defeat of John Pope’s hapless Army of Virginia at the Battle of Second Bull Run, Robert E. Lee elected to take his Army of Northern Virginia northward across the Potomac River in an effort to bring the ravages of war to Northern territory. In early September 1862, the Confederates began their invasion of Maryland, opening it with a complex operation to remove the...

In December of 1777, George Washington and his army limped and straggled into their winter encampment at Valley Forge, a force that had failed to withstand the force of the elite Queen’s army twice in battle at Brandywine and Germantown two months earlier. Not only was Washington forced to give up the colonial capital of Philadelphia to the British, his own leadership had come under...

From July 13-26. 1863, Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan led a daring group of more than 2,000 men across Southern Ohio. His mission: to distract and divert as many Union troops as possible from the actions in Middle and East Tennessee. Union troops under the command of Major General Ambrose Burnside gave chase. Although they were ultimately successful, ending Morgan's raid...

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What can we make of the myriad, strange phenomena, witnessed and reported over many years by men, women and children of all backgrounds while visiting the battlefield at Gettysburg?  Apparitions, fires, the slamming of doors in battlefield buildings, mysterious muzzle flashes – can all of these be satisfactorily explained within our modern world-view? Do spirits exist, and if so,...

Many of us fondly recall the 1956 movie, The Great Locomotive Chase, starring Fess Parker as James J. Andrews. Now, here is the tour.

On April 12, 1862, James Andrews and a band of Union spies stole the locomotive, The General, from under the watchful eyes of guards at Big Shanty, Georgia and set out for Chattanooga, in an...

On New Year's Day of 1862, Major General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson ordered his force of about 9,000 Confederate soldiers to march northward from Winchester, Virginia toward the banks of the Potomac and ultimately Romney, the control of which was the object of the campaign. What followed was a saga of drama, courage and sacrifice for both the Union and...

The Sarasota, Florida Civil War Symposium is widely acclaimed as the premier Civil War conference in the country - because of its stellar faculty, spirited attendees, comfortable ambiance and alluring location on the warm white sands of Lido Beach. Since its inception in 1993, the symposium has enjoyed robust attendance and hatched many enduring friendships....

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  • ROBERT E. LEE: THE POST-WAR YEARS – JULY 28-30, Lexington, VA – NOW IN SESSION

    Taylor Sanders, Professor of History Emeritus at Washington and Lee University and the leading guide to Lee sites on the Washington and Lee campus, will lead our tour on Friday...

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25th ANNIVERSARY SARASOTA CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM is READY FOR ENROLLMENT!

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BARGAIN OF THE YEAR! - STONEWALL JACKSON and the ROMNEY CAMPAIGN Seminar/Tour

October 7-8

$150 fee includes Friday dinner & 2 talks

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Saturday bus tour & lunch

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WHAT A PRODUCTION IT WILL BE: The SARASOTA NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY CONFERENCE!

January 17-18, 2017 – in Sarasota, Florida – at the Sandcastle Resort on Lido Beach

Featuring

ADAM FORTUNATE EAGLE

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And others to be announced shortly!