Within a few weeks after Robert E. Lee drove away the Federals who had besieged Richmond in 1862, he extended his theater of operations northward. Stonewall Jackson, the hero of the Shenandoah Valley but an enigmatic failure around Richmond, moved his half of the army into Orange County to counter the emerging new threat posed by John Pope’s “Army...

We enthusiastically announce our 2016 Gettysburg All-Star Conference & Tour, which promises to be outstanding! And for the first time, we have installed a one-day in-hotel conference as a part of this high-octane event. Designed for serious yet fun-loving students of the Gettysburg Campaign, our program will include a Friday tour led by...

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...

ghost tour gettysburg cwea

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...

History in the News

Here's a Sneak Peek at our developing 2017 Schedule!

March 31-April 1 - Hood’s Other Battles for Atlanta: Peach Tree Creek and Ezra Church, Marietta, GA, led by Robert D.Jenkins and Norman Dasinger, Jr.

April 8 - American Revolution: Banastre Tarleton’s Charlottesville Raid. A Field Tour, Glen Allen, VA, led by John R. Maass

AFTER-ACTION REPORT: SHILOH Tour: April 28-30, 2016

A spirited group of 54 men and women, including 2 from the United Kingdom, gathered in Corinth, MS, on Thursday evening, April 28 for the opening gathering of our Shiloh program. Lead historian Timothy B. Smith provided a masterful overview of the campaign.

New Addition to our 2017 Sarasota History Conferences

We are pleased to announce the 1st Annual Sarasota Native-American History Conference to be presented in January 17-18, 2017!  The Native-American Conference will be hosted by Jay Wertz, award-winning author and the author/editor of "The Native American Experience."

What's New

  • ROBERT E. LEE: THE POST-WAR YEARS – JULY 28-30, Lexington, VA – FACULTY ADDITION plus PROGRAM BONUS

    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...

  • LAST CALL to ENROLL for JUNE'S GETTYSBURG ALL-STAR CONFERENCE & TOUR - WE'RE ALMOST FULL

    Friday tours will concentrate on SHARPSHOOTERS - Sunday AM tour on SECRETS OF LITTLE ROUND TOP. Saturday's Conference topics are UNUSUAL & INTRIGUING.

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  • PHOTO ALBUMS from our GREAT CITIES: Savannah & Beaufort, and CHATTANOOGA Tours

    See the sights from Savannah and ...

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