SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
Edwin C. Bearss
June 26, 1923-September 15, 2020
“I was heartbroken to learn last night that our dear friend and mentor, Ed Bearss, passed away yesterday of a heart attack. Ed, who turned 97 in June, had moved down to Mississippi with his daughter Jenny just a few weeks ago. When I last FaceTimed him, he looked well and was in good spirits...” read more
Dear Civil War Enthusiasts,
We have canceled our 2020 Civil War Tours due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are currently working on rescheduling them for 2021 and will post them on our website as soon as we have finalized the new dates.
We thank you for your understanding and a special thanks to all of you who have sent their best wishes and support! We wish you and yours health and safety during this difficult time. Take care.
OUR 2020 TOUR SCHEDULE
Thurs-Sun, March 26-29, 2020
Battlefield Guide – A. Wilson Greene
Wilson Greene, began his history career in Petersburg, VA in 1973 at Petersburg National Battlefield. He served sixteen years in the National Park Service before becoming the first Executive Director of what became the Civil War Trust (today’s American Battlefield Trust.)
In 1995, he became the founding director of Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier.
Fri-Sun, May 1-3, 2020
Battlefield Guide – Tom Clemens
Travel with critically acclaimed author and historian Tom Clemens as we examine the Battle of Antietam. We will spend two full days tracing the action of the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. With a toll of approximately 23,000 casualties, it is the bloodiest single-day battle in American history. We hope you can join us this spring as we walk the ground where the armies clashed on September 17, 1862 on Antietam Creek.
Sat-Tues, Oct 24-27, 2020
Battlefield Guide – Jim Ogden
Travel with critically acclaimed historian Jim Ogden, Chief Historian at Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park. Jim began his career with the Park Service in 1982. He has published a number of short articles in several local publications and has appeared on Greystone Communications/Arts and Entertainment Network's "Civil War Journal," the History Channel's "Civil War Combat," PBS's "History detectives" and C-SPAN
Wed-Sat, Oct 28-31, 2020
Battlefield Guide – Tim Smith
The pre-eminent expert on the Battle of Shiloh, Tim Smith is a veteran of the National Park Service and currently teaches history at the University of Tennessee at Martin. In addition to numerous articles and essays, he is the author, editor, or co-editor of sixteen books.
Marty, Jim (Ogden) and Colonel Bearss,
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your Atlanta Campaign tour was the most informative, engaging and rewarding Civil War tour I've ever taken and I'm no stranger to our National battlefields, battlefield guides (both short term and day long) and personal investigations. The depth and breadth of presentation was second only to being there and lord knows I wouldn't want to have been there! Truly a memorable and gratifying experience.
"This was our first bus tour so we had no idea what to expect. We enjoyed everything about it. The handouts/maps we were given were wonderful to help visualize what Frank O'Reilly and Ed Bearss were showing us. Our bus driver was wonderful. We had a lot of fun and met some nice people! We loved the knowledge of both Frank & Ed...love Ed's stories and how easy Frank made it to understand the battles and how intense the fighting was!" - Mike & BeeBee Naylor
Owner Marty Gane has over 30 years of experience designing, operating, and escorting study tours to many corners of the world for clients including the Smithsonian Travel Program and National Geographic Expeditions. Since 1994, she has had the privilege of working with legendary historian and battlefield guide Edwin C. Bearss. She has designed and escorted scores of Mr. Bearss’ history tours focusing on the Civil War, American Revolution, Indian Wars, and World War II.