THE VICKSBURG CAMPAIGN
Thursday-Sunday, March 28-31, 2019
Enrollment fee is $550 (Does not include lodging)
Battlefield Guides - Featuring Our Vicksburg Dream Team!
Retired National Park historian and author Terry Winschel will be our battelfield guide for this in-depth 3-day tour of the Vicksburg Campaign. The legendary Edwin C. Bearss, Chief Historian Emeritus of the National Park Service, will accompany this tour as our special guest. Together Ed and Terry have served a combined 45 years as park historians at Vicksburg National Military Park.
We will follow the action associated with the Battles of Grand Gulf, Port Gibson, Raymond, and Champion Hill. We will examine the siege operation at Vicksburg, and see the ironclad gunboat U.S.S. Cairo, that was discovered and raised in the 1960s by a team led by Ed Bearss.
Thursday, March 28
7:00 pm Gather for an orientation and lecture by historian Terry Winschel at the Marriott Courtyard in Vicksburg, MS.
Friday, March 29
We’ll spend the day examining the opening phases of the Vicksburg Campaign. First we will visit Grand Gulf, where Grant landed 17,000 Union troops – the largest amphibious landing until Normandy 6 June 1944. In addition, we’ll cover the action at the Battle of Port Gibson and the (May 12, 1863) Battle of Raymond.
Saturday, March 30
Our second day will be devoted to comprehensive tours of the Battle of Champion Hill (May 16) and Big Black River Bridge (May 17), Union victories which set the stage for Grant’s siege of Vicksburg.
Sunday, March 31
The final day will be spent touring the siege line at the Vicksburg National Military Park and a visit to the U.S.S. Cairo, the ironclad gunboat discovered and raised from the Yazooo River by a team led by Ed Bearss. We plan to return to the hotel no later than 5:00 pm.
TOUR HOTEL BASE
We have blocked of 35 rooms for 3 nights (March 28, 29, & 30) at the Marriott Courtyard Vicksburg. The group rate is: $112+. This special group rate will apply until 30 days out 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.
1 Underwood Drive
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Tel: (601) 636-8788
Group Rate : $112+ per night
Breakfast is not included in rate
Reservation Code: Civil War Tours
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Edwin C. Bearss