The Maryland Campaign Featuring Harpers Ferry, South Mountain, and Antietam
Thursday-Sunday, May 3-8, 2018


THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN
Featuring Harpers Ferry, South Mountain, and Antietam
Thursday-Sunday, May 3-6, 2018

Enrollment fee is $550 (Does not include lodging)

Battlefield Guides
Author and battlefield guide Tom Clemens is scheduled to lead this tour Legendary battlefield guide Edwin C. Bearss will accompany this tour as our special guest.

During the first five and half months of 1862 fortune smiled on the Union armies, but in mid-May the tide changed. Southern armies boldly seized the initiative and carried the war into the Union. Stonewall Jackson drove Union forces from Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Robert E. Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia and launched a series of attacks causing McClellan to retreat. Lee then moved north, defeating Pope’s army at the Battle of Second Manassas and crossing the Potomac River into Maryland. The resulting Maryland Campaign (September 4-20, 1862) was one of the major turning points of the war.


Thursday – May 3
7:00 pm Gather for an orientation and lecture by historian Tom Clemens at the Hampton Inn in Hagerstown, MD.

Friday – May 4
Today we begin our examination of Lee’s bold invasion of the North. We will learn how Stonewall Jackson’s troops surrounded, bombarded, and captured the Union garrison at Harpers Ferry. Then we will trace the action of the Union Army’s three-pronged attack at the gaps of South Mountain.

Saturday-Sunday – May 5 & May 6
We will devote two days to the Battle of Antietam (September 17), the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history with about 23,000 casualties. We will also include a tour of the Civil War Medicine Exhibit in the Pry House. The tour ends on Sunday at approximately 4:30 pm.

TOUR HOTEL BASE
We will reserve a block of 35 rooms for 3 nights at a hotel in Hagerstown Maryland. The group rate will be posted shortly.

Hotel to be announced shortly
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Group rate: TBA


What is Included in Tour Cost:
Expert Battlefield Guide, Tom Clemens

• A Tour Manager

• 3 Lunches
• Motorcoach Transportation While on Tour
• Map Book
• Bottled Water and Soda on Bus

What is not Included in Tour Cost:
• Lodging
• Dinners
• Transportation to Hagerstown, MD

*Ed Bearss' expenses are not included in the price of this tour as he is accompanying the trip as our special guest

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