Cavalry in the Civil War

October 20-23, 2022

Our fall 2022 program will conclude our study of the role of the various branches of the armies during the Civil War by focusing on the role of the cavalry. This program will be based in Chambersburg. Join our program coordinator, Eric Wittenberg, as he leads an all-day tour of cavalry sites at Gettysburg, as an all day tour of the Brandy Station battlefield in Culpeper County, Virginia, where we will visit the site of the largest cavalry battle ever fought on the North American continent and where the first engagement of the Gettysburg Campaign occurred.

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Williamsburg Trifecta Tour

April 27 - 30, 2023

Our spring conference will be based in Williamsburg, Virginia. It’s called the Trifecta Tour because we will focus on three different conflicts: the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and World War II. We will visit the Yorktown battlefield of the Revolutionary War, and will also visit sites associated with the Civil War Battle of Williamsburg. We will also spend a day visiting the MacArthur Memorial and the USS Wisconsin. Finally, on Sunday, we will visit Fortress Monroe.


July 26-30, 2023

The summer conference will be a deep dive into the Campaign and Battle of Vicksburg. Led by the preeminent scholar on the subject, Prof. Timothy B. Smith, we will visit sites associated with both the campaign and the battle. On Sunday, we will wind up the conference with a visit to the USS Cairo, which was one of the pet projects of Ed Bearss.

Early's Invasion

October 19-22, 2023

The fall conference will focus on Jubal Early’s invasion of Maryland in the summer of 1864, as well as the burning of Chambersburg, and the subsequent Battle of Moorefield. We will visit the Monocacy battlefield for an in-depth tour, followed by a visit to Fort Stevens, which was the high water mark of the campaign. Scott Patchan, who is the authority on actions in the Shenandoah Valley in the summer of 1864, will be our guide for what promises to be a terrific event.