We are excited for our July 2017 Civil War tour to Richmond, Virginia. This year’s theme is “On to Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign.” We begin on Wednesday with a detailed tour of the lower Peninsula. This includes visits to the Monitor Center to observe the restoration of that great ship, historic Fort Monroe, extensive earthworks built by the Confederates, Williamsburg battlefield and much more. We have the go-to guy to lead this tour: author and historian John Quarstein. He also serves as the Director of the Monitor Center and oversees the Monitor’s restoration.
Thursday and Saturday will feature detailed tactical tours of the Seven Days led by master tour guides Edwin Bearss and Robert E.L. “Bobby” Krick. Superintendent Dave Ruth will open the seminar with an update on the extensive preservation that has been made on the Seven Days battlefields. We will have talks on every phase of the campaign, including a talk and tour of Jeb Stuart’s legendary Ride Around McClellan.
Friday night dinner will be a Southern BBQ buffet. Following dinner we will have a talk by award-winning McClellan biographer Ethan Rafuse.
Of course we will have our book dealer, Jim Schmick selling all the books about our subject. Many of our speakers will be available to sign their books. We will also have book raffles and our traditional silent auction. Part of the proceeds from this event will go to the U.S.S. Monitor Center as well as friends’ groups associated with the Richmond Battlefields.
I know that I say this all of the time, but this truly promises to be one of our best seminars ever. We hope to see you there. Meanwhile, thank you for supporting our seminars.
Ted Alexander, Co -Founder