ED BEARSS is – without question – the most informative, entertaining and prolific battlefield tour guide. Spending a day with Ed Bearss insures that you’ll learn a great deal about the Blue & the Gray, and it will be a lasting memory for you. For many years, Ed Bearss was the historian at the Vicksburg National Military Park. He subsequently became the Chief Historian of the National Park Service until his retirement. He has authored countless articles dealing with a variety of Civil War topics. His three volume history of the siege of Vicksburg is a model campaign study. His most recent book, Fields of Honor, is a Bearss-eye-view of the Civil War.


TED ALEXANDER is a highly sought after speaker and tour guide. He has written extensively on the Gettysburg campaign. His books include Southern Revenge & Maryland Civilians in the Antietam campaign. He has also authored several General's Tours for Blue & Gray Magazine. He is an expert on cavalry operations conducted during the Gettysburg campaign. He is the historian at the Antietam National Battlefield




TOM CLEMENS, a retired history professor, has studied the Antietam campaign and the Civil War for more than 30 years. He co-founded the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, and serves as a licensed Battlefield Guide and a National Park Service volunteer interpreter. A regular contributor to several military and history magazines, Tom recently edited Ezra Carmen's long unpublished history of Antietam, The Maryland Campaign of 1862, Volume I: South Mountain and Volume II: Antietam.




DENNIS FRYE has been leading Civil War battlefield tours for over twenty-five years. He has published articles in virtually all of the popular Civil War journals and authored several fine books, including a volume in the Virginia regimental series. He has been a historian with the National Park Service, chiefly based at Harpers Ferry, for most of his professional career. He also served as the executive director of the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites (APCWS) and as a historical consultant for the feature film Gods and Generals.



DR. GARY GALLAGHER is one of the finest historians of this or any era in the study and interpretation of the Civil War. He is the John Nau Professor in the history of the Civil War at the University of Virginia. His most recent book is the Union War published by Harvard University Press. He has been leading tours of Civil War battlefields for the past three decades.





ROBERT K KRICK is an expert on the history of the Army of Northern Virginia. He has led tour groups of Civil War battlefields and operations from Gettysburg to Petersburg. He has also written extensively on Confederate Military History. He is recently retired from the National Park Service where he served for many years as the historian at the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. His recent books include: Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain; Conquering the Valley and the Smoothbore Volley which Doomed the Confederacy.



JIM OGDEN – Chief Historian at Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park – began his career with the Park Service began in 1982.  In 1988, he became the Historian at Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park. Jim has led over 400 staff rides for U. S. Army officers, has led countless walking tours and spoken to numerous organizations around the country.





TIM SMITH is the preeminent expert on the Battle of Shiloh.  His books include Shiloh: Conquer or Perish; Shiloh and the Western Campaign; and The Untold Story of Shiloh: The Battle and the Battlefield.







DAVID A. WARD studied under Dr. Fred Klein at Franklin & Marshall College.  He has published articles in Gettysburg Magazine and Civil War Regiments. He is the founder of the Connecticut Civil War Round Table and has served as a battlefield tour guide since 2000.

Currently, he is finishing a study of the 96th Pennsylvania Volunteers for publication with Kent State University Press. He also served as a historical consultant to the critically acclaimed feature film Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg.


JEFF WERT is a name familiar to anyone who has studied the Civil War over the past two decades. He is a noted Civil War historian and the author of five books. He has written a critically acclaimed biography of Gen. James Longstreet, General James Longstreet : The Confederacy's Most Controversial Soldier-A Biography and compared and contrasted the Civil War service of the Stonewall and Iron Brigades: A Brotherhood of Valor : The Common Soldiers of the Stonewall Brigade, C.S.A., and the Iron Brigade, U.S.A. His most recent book examines in detail the third and final day of the Battle of Gettysburg: Gettysburg, Day Three – which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.


TERRY WINSCHEL is a retired historian with the National Park Service. For most of his career, he was the historian at the Vicksburg National Military Park where he succeeded Edwin C. Bearss. Terry recently completed a two volume history of the Vicksburg campaign. He’s a sought after tour guide as well as a distinguished historian.



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