Thunder in the Valley: Grant's 1864 Campaign in Western Virginia and His War on the Virginia Railroads – A Field & Walking Tour

On August 1, 2018 - 19:30 - August 5, 2018 - 16:00

A Field & Walking Tour of New Market, Piedmont, Staunton, Trevilian Station. Sheridan’s Raid on the Virginia Central Railroad, Lexington, Buchanan, the Peaks of Otter, Hunter’s Retreat, the Battle of Hanging Rock and the Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain, based in Charlottesville & Lynchburg, VA, led by Gary Ecelbarger,  Scott C. Patchan and Eric J. Wittenberg.

Full Tour Description and Information will be made available shortly.


Scott C. Patchan

Scott Patchan is widely regarded as the leading authority and tour guide of the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. He is the author of Shenandoah Summer: The 1864 Valley Campaign; Second Manassas: Longstreet's Attack and the Struggle for Chinn RidgeThe Battle of Piedmont and Hunter’s Campaign for Staunton; The Forgotten Fury: The Battle of Piedmont; and most recently, The Last Battle of Winchester: Phil Sheridan, Jubal Early, and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August 7 - September 19, 1864.

Gary Ecelbarger

Gary Ecelbarger is a leading authority of the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley. He has written or co-written eight books, including We Are In For It!: The First Battle of Kernstown; Three Days in the Shenandoah: Stonewall Jackson at Front Royal & Winchester; & The Day Dixie Died,  along with biographies of Civil War generals “Black Jack” Logan & Frederick W. Lander.

Eric J. Wittenberg

Eric Wittenberg is the author of 18 books on the Civil War, and his specialty is Federal cavalry operations. He is considered the leading authority on the Battle of Trevilian Station, and his book on that subject is Glory Enough for All: Sheridan’s Second Raid and the Battle of Trevilian Station.

Registration Fee (Lodging Not Included) - $595

If You Must Cancel we will refund 100% of your fees paid or transfer them to another program, as you wish.

What is included in your registration:

·      The services of expert historians chosen for their knowledge and experience

·      Transportation to all sites as described

                                                      .        3 lunches and Saturday dinner

·      Refreshments and snacks during the tour

·      Map package and handouts

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Box 78, Winchester, VA 22604

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