Special Events / Field Trips

2018:   Special Events / Field Trips



Michael Hardy on the Branch-Lane Brigade

July 21, 2018:   Fort Fisher Historical Site, 1610 Ft. Fisher Blvd., South Kure Beach, NC   28465

  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.:   A presentation by Michael Hardy on the NC Branch-Lane Brigade.   This event is free and open to the public.   For more information, go to http://www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher or call (910) 251-7340 for details.

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Wade Sokolosky on “Welcoming Sherman”

July 28, 2018:   Fort Fisher Historical Site, 1610 Ft. Fisher Blvd., South Kure Beach, NC   28465

  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.:   A presentation by Wade Sokolosky on “Welcoming Sherman”.   This event is free and open to the public.   For more information, go to http://www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher or call (910) 251-7340 for details.

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Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours Announces Their 2018 Schedule

Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours (Chambersburg, PA) is a nonprofit organization with a portion of their event proceeds going toward battlefield preservation, with over $200,000 in donations raised since their founding in 1989.

Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours offers a special Round Table discount of 10% when three or more members from the same Round Table register for one of their complete weekend packages.   For details, please contact Lark Plessinger by phone at (717) 264-7101 ext. 206 or by email at lplessinger@chambersburg.org, or visit http://www.civilwarseminars.org.

Early Bird Pricing - Save $30 when you register for a Generals or Complete Weekend Package by February 1, 2018. Use code EARLY30 when registering online.


Their 2018 Civil War seminar and bus tour schedule is listed below:

Roads to Gettysburg:   Brandy Station and Second Winchester

July 25-29, 2018:   Six-Day Symposium (based at the Hampton Inn, 955 Lesher Road, Chambersburg, PA   17201)

The six-day Symposium features Eric Wittenberg, J.D. Petruzzi, Jerry Holsworth, Jeff Wert, and others as they follow the Blue and Gray on their roads to Gettysburg.   The event also includes the following associated bus and walking tours in northern Virginia:

  • Early actions of the campaign in Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville
  • Brandy Station, the site of the largest cavalry battle in North America
  • The newly restored Second Winchester battlefield where Confederates opened the gates of the great Valley for the invasion of Pennsylvania
  • Battlefield sites of the legendary Gray Ghost, John S. Mosby

Click here for the official brochure, including symposium and tour details, pricing, and registration.


Mr. Lincoln’s City & John Wilkes Booth Escape Tour

October 10-14, 2018:   Five-Day Symposium (based at the Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott, 5220 Westview Drive, Frederick, MD   21703)

The five-day Symposium features bus and walking tours of Mr. Lincoln’s Washington and John Wilkes Booth Escape Route (both led by Joan Chaconas and Dr. Ed Steer).   Sites to be visited will include the following:

  • Ford’s Theatre
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Old Soldiers’ Home where Lincoln visited
  • Surratt Tavern
  • Dr. Mudd House

Dr. Gordon Dammann leads a bus and walking tour of historic Frederick, Maryland entited "Amongst the Clustered Spires:   Touring Civil War Frederick".   Sites to be visited include the following:

  • Mt. Olivet Cemetery -- view graves of Confederate soldiers, Francis Scott Key, Battle of Monocacy and Barbara Fritchie
  • Historic Hessian barracks -- wartime hospital
  • Roger Brooke Taney Law Office and grave
  • Historic churches used as hospitals during the war
  • Behind-the-scenes visit to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  • And more!

Bonus tours will include the following:

  • “In the Footsteps of the Presidents” seeing unique places visited by Abraham Lincoln, James Buchanan, LBJ, and Dwight D. Eisenhower at Gettysburg, Antietam, and the Cumberland Valley
  • Click here for the official brochure, including symposium and tour details, pricing, and registration.

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    Lori Sanderlin on “A Post-War Confederate Sailor”

    July 28, 2018:   Fort Fisher Historical Site, 1610 Ft. Fisher Blvd., South Kure Beach, NC   28465

    • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.:   A presentation by Lori Sanderlin on “A Post-War Confederate Sailor”.   This event is free and open to the public.   For more information, go to http://www.nchistoricsites.org/fisher or call (910) 251-7340 for details.

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    2018 Cape Fear History Symposium at Fort Caswell -- Focus on Forts

    August 24-25, 2018:   100 Caswell Beach Rd, Oak Island, NC   28465

    The history of United States coast defense — a story written in weathered landmarks from coast to coast.   Click here for a schedule of the symposium and details on the speakers and their topics.   For registration and other information, please visit http://www.fortcaswell.com/cfhs or call (910) 278-9501 on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

                      

                                                          

    Fort Caswell is located on the eastern end of Oak Island, NC, about 35 miles south of Wilmington and just over 70 miles north of Myrtle Beach.   Nearby attractions include Southport, Bald Head Island, Battleship NC, and the Fort Fisher Aquarium and State Historic Site.

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    Two Weeks of Fury - Carolinas Campaign Tour & Symposium

    September 28-30, 2018:   Wise's Forks, Monroe's Crossroads, Averasboro, and Bentonville

                      

    Please note:   only 100 tickets will be sold for the main tours (Monroe's Crossroads, Averasboro, and Bentonville) and symposium, which run from the evening of September 28 to midday on September 30.   Only 25 tickets will be sold for the optional tours of Wise's Forks battlefield and the CSS Neuse Museum in Kinston, NC on the morning and afternoon of Sept. 28.

    For more information and to register, click here.   The sponsor of the event, Friends of Bentonville Battlefield, may be reached at (910) 594-0789 ext 203.

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