In July 1862, Nathan Bedford Forrest was appointed to brigadier general and given command of a Confederate cavalry brigade. Mostly he led his men in small-scale operations until April, 1863 when he was dispatched into the back country of northern Alabama and west Georgia to defend against an attack commanded by Union Colonel Abel D. Streight. The Union force...

The Army of the Potomac was full of famous fighting units.  No group of soldiers was more famous (or more feared by their enemies) than “those damned black hat fellows” of the Iron Brigade.  As the components of the only “western” brigade in the eastern army, the 2nd, 6th, 7th Wisconsin, 19th Indiana, and 24th Michigan...

During two weeks in May, 1864, the Federal Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia grappled at close range around the village of Spotsylvania Court House. The battles that raged there included some of the most intense of the Civil War. During their course, U.S. Grant - commanding all of the Federal armies but making his headquarters...

Civil War Shiloh Tennessee artillery

154 years after the first great battle of the Civil War, we will assemble in Corinth. Mississippi for a comprehensive tour of the pristine battlefield of Shiloh - led by

Timothy B. Smith, the leading tour guide of the Shiloh battlefield, and John F. Marszalek, the biographer of William Tecumseh Sherman and Henry W. Halleck, and the Executive Director of...

On the afternoon of Friday, July 3, 1863, following an intense artillery barrage, 11,500 Confederates from Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia began to march across the gently undulating farm land between Seminary Ridge and Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg. In so doing, the men of Pickett’s Charge stepped into the realm of legend.

No other military maneuver in...

Based in Atlanta, GA with Richard M. McMurry - tour sites to include Ocmulgee mound in Macon, GA; Andersonville National Historic Site; Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, GA; National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, GA; Roosevelt's Little White House in Warm Springs, GA; and in Atlanta: Atlanta History Center, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Bulloch Hall, High Museum of Art,...

Full Tour Description and Information will be made available shortly.

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 an all-day battlefield tour on Friday,...

History in the News

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," and will lead off

NEW PROGRAM MANAGERS for CWEA

 

DEMETRIA METCALF, of Winchester, Virginia, a life-long history buff, has joined the CWEA as a Program/Tour Manager. She debuted in that capacity at our Sarasota, Florida history conferences.

In Memoriam - GERALD J. DESKO

Jerry Desko, of Ortanna, Pennsylvania, died on December 18, 2015, of congestive heart failure. He was 61 years old. Jerry was a retired New York State Environmental Conservation Officer who served for over 27 years, the last 5 years as a lieutenant. During his tenure he was a well-­regarded instructor of Fish Identification, Firearms, Impaired Driver Recognition and Impaired Boater Recognition.

What's New

  • 20% Discount on 2017 Sarasota Conferences Available Through February 14!

    REGISTER BY MIDNIGHT, February 14, 2016 and SAVE 20% on any or all of our 4 programs:

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  • GETTYSBURG ALL-STAR CONFERENCE & TOUR will showcase GARY KROSS, CHARLIE FENNELL, ROGER HELLER, ZACK FRY, KEVIN PAWLAK, JIM PANGBURN & TOM TATE! - Tour Topics: The U. S REGULARS on JULY 2 - and SECRETS of LITTLE ROUND TOP.

  • WHAT A LINEUP we now have for the Second Annual Gathering of the ROBERT E. LEE FELLOWSHIP: James I. "Bud" Robertson, Richard M. McMurry, Jay Jorgensen, Stephen Lee Ritchie, Nora Brooks and Robert S. Conte!!!

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

    See the sights from Savannah and ...

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