Just Published: The Civil War: A Traveler’s Guide

The Civil War: A Traveler's Guide

Edited by Len Riedel, BGES Executive Director

Perfect for planning and on-the-ground-use, this guide is packed with color photographs, detailed color maps, walking tours, more than 600 historic battlefield and other Civil War sites, and the collective expertise of Civil War historians and dozens of park service experts. We’re offering it for $25, including shipping to US customers. Click the button to go straight to PayPal and buy it.

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Looking at the river from the fortifications near Trophy Point above the river.

Looking at the river from the fortifications near Trophy Point. Only by looking from both directions was the superiority and critical nature of the plains at West Point obvious.

Join us to experience the history of the United States as you can in no other way, touring the locations where the events happened, led by experts who share their detailed knowledge of what occurred, why it mattered then and why it matters now.

Since 1994, the Blue and Gray Education Society has been America’s Leading Nonprofit, Civil War Educational Organization.

See our Schedule of upcoming American Civil War Tours.

Grant's 1963 Bayou Campaign

BGES goes and takes clients where no one else dares go–here we are in the back roads of Mississippi following Grant’s 1863 Bayou Expeditions.

In 2013, we initiated a new series of affordable programs designed for an early Friday get away and Sunday evening return, our Weekend Warrior Tours.