Friday-Sunday, May 1-3, 2020
Enrollment fee is $375 (Does not include lodging)
Battlefield Guide - Popular battlefield guide, Tom Clemens is scheduled to lead this tour.
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.
This will be a detailed examination of the Battle of Antietam, with several walking excursions that will take you to points on the battlefield which were for years inaccessible to visitors. (We welcome folks with a range of knowledge of the Civil War and all levels of fitness and stamina).
Friday, May 1, 2020
7:00 pm Gather for a lecture by historian Tom Clemens in a private room at our hotel.
Saturday, May 2, 2020
8:00 am Depart the hotel by coach. Saturday morning we’ll cover the opening action of the battle. After stopping at McClellan’s headquarters, the Pry House, we will follow Hooker’s route to the battlefield and deploy the Iron Brigade and the Pennsylvania Reserves. Then, we’ll cover the action in the Cornfield and walk the advance of Sedgwick’s division to their impending ambush in the West Woods. We should return to the hotel by 5:30 pm.
Sunday, May 3, 2020
8:00 am Depart the hotel by coach. Today we will follow the Irish Brigade into action, walk the Bloody Lane, stand with Burnside at the bridge, and follow the advance of the 16th Connecticut along the final attack trail. Our tour ends at approximately 4:30 pm. this afternoon.
TOUR HOTEL BASE
We have reserved a block of 35 double rooms for 2 nights (May 1 & 2) at the Holiday Inn Express, Hagerstown. The special group rate is $92+ tax This group rate applies until April 16, at which time any rooms in our reserved group block not sold will be released. Subsequent bookings will be based on availability and higher room rates may apply.
241 Railway Lane
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Group Rate: $92 plus tax, per room/per night
Breakfast is included in rate
Phone Reservation Code: CWT
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