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CIVIL WAR FIELD UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS

The BGES offers a wide variety of themes and sites covering the range of the Civil War. “Field University” programs are proposed by the historian who suggests what is required to fully explore the theme of the tour. The length can range from three days and an evening to a week or more. BGES’ long-range programming allows clients to plan two and three years in advance.

  • A Campaign of Firsts: Western Virginia in 1861 • May 30-June 3, 2018
    Civil War Field University Programs
  • Engagement at Doctor’s Creek • Oct. 10-13, 2018
    Civil War Field University Programs
  • Hood’s 1864 Tennessee Campaign Part 2 • Nov. 13-16, 2018
    Civil War Field University Programs
  • Longstreet’s Command Audition: Tennessee in the Fall of 1863 • Aug. 1-4, 2018
    Civil War Field University Programs
  • Second Battle of Manassas: A Campaign Study • Sep. 5-9, 2018
    Civil War Field University Programs
  • The Confederacy’s Strategic Coast • March 7-11, 2018
    Civil War Field University Programs
Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park / Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com
A Campaign of Firsts: Western Virginia in 1861 • May 30-June 3, 2018

Western Virginia may not be on the forefront of the national Civil War stage, but many of the war’s earliest battles erupted here, often hard fought in some of the war’s most challenging terrain. This tour explores those early days on BGES’s first foray into the region. With Gary Ecelbarger and Scott Patchan, from Clarksburg, WV

 

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Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
Engagement at Doctor’s Creek • Oct. 10-13, 2018

The Battle for Perryville, A Walking Tactical Study

While Robert E. Lee was stirring up fears in the east, the moves of Braxton Bragg into Tennessee and then Kentucky promised a potent Confederate punch just prior to Lincoln’s first midterm elections. This walking tour lays out the battle of Perryville and the profound ramifications it would have for the western Confederate armies. With Jim Ogden, from Shaker Village, KY

 

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John Bell Hood / Photo courtesy of USAMHI (NPS.gov)
Hood’s 1864 Tennessee Campaign Part 2 • Nov. 13-16, 2018

Sherman Heads to the Sea and Hood Moves North

Part 2 of our look at the Tennessee Campaign delves into Hood’s move to Florence and Sherman’s move back across land he has already won. With Eric Jacobson, Len Riedel, and Lee White, from Spring Hill, TN

 

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Battle of Chickamauga 1863 / Photo courtesy of LOC-DIG-pga-01846
Longstreet’s Command Audition: Tennessee in the Fall of 1863 • Aug. 1-4, 2018

This tour highlights the actions of James Longstreet and how his rise to power was thwarted. With Norm Dasinger, from Dalton, GA, with an overnight in Knoxville

 

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Photo courtesy of Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Abraham Lincoln Papers
Second Battle of Manassas: A Campaign Study • Sep. 5-9, 2018

General Robert E. Lee is at the top of his game as he destroys Pope’s army in the hills surrounding Manassas, his very best chance to win the war. This tour follows that story. With Scott Patchan, from Warrenton, VA

 

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Photo courtesy of Wade Sokolosky
The Confederacy’s Strategic Coast • March 7-11, 2018

The War in Eastern North Carolina 1861-1865

With the secession of Virginia and North Carolina, and the relocation of the new nation’s capital to Richmond, Virginia, the Tarheel State presented intriguing opportunities for Federal planners and confounding challenges for Confederate military minds. This is BGES’ first full examination of eastern North Carolina’s role in the Civil War. With Steve Wise and Wade Sokolosky, from Washington, NC

 

 

 

 

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Civil War Field University Programs
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