Most Jackson Valley tours favor 1st Kernstown, McDowell, Cross Keys and Port Republic, skipping over the exciting actions at Front Royal, Buckton Station, Fairview, Middletown, Newtown (today's Stephens City), and Winchester. Our Saturday, May 20 tour will cover the latter, in great deal, fortified by excellent maps.
CWEA recently hosted a two day tour of the Great Locomotive Chase (aka Andrews Raid) based in Chattanooga. Historians Norman Dasinger and Brandon Beck led the spirited group on a vigorous tour, the highlight of which was a Saturday trip aboard a 1904 steam train. Brandon served as a co-engineer as we traveled through Chattanooga's Missionary Ridge via the pre-war tunnel used by General Patrick Cleburne during the November, 1864 battle.
The base camp for our long planned annual Civil War Summer Symposium, beginning in August, 2017 at Spring Mill State Historic Park – a sylvan setting, family friendly, affordable, and a WORLD CLASS FACULTY OF HISTORIANS. Do four things please:
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.
On Friday evening, October 9, 2015, in Winchester, Virginia, during the CWEA's annual Shenandoah Valley Civil War Institute gathering, David Kerns, of Winchester, became the recipient of the CWEA's most prestigious award, given for exceptional, longstanding volunteer contributions of service to our organization.
Forty men and women, hailing from fourteen states, gathered in Fredericksburg, Virginia, July 23-25, for the first annual gathering of the newly formed Robert E. Lee Fellowship. At the opening session on Thursday evening, CWEA president Bob Maher "handed the gavel" to Jay Jorgensen, who agreed to serve as the Fellowship's president.