Top Menu

REVOLUTIONARY WAR FIELD UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS AND WEEKEND WARRIOR PROGRAMS

Revolutionary War Field University and Weekend Warrior Programs appeal to the broader interests of BGES’ clients. Interesting parallels are drawn between the first American Revolution and the Second War of Independence. Many participants in the Civil War had deep roots in the early history of the republic, and these programs connect with historians of all eras. Programs range from weekend offerings to multiday tours.

  • Perspectives on Gettysburg July 2, 1863 • June 15-17, 2018
    Revolutionary War Field University and Weekend Warrior Programs
  • Revolution in the Smokies: The Over-the-Mountain Men • Aug. 22-25, 2018
    Revolutionary War Field University and Weekend Warrior Programs
  • Stoneman’s 1865 North Carolina Raid • Aug. 19-21, 2018
    Revolutionary War Field University and Weekend Warrior Programs
  • The BGES at 25 • April 6-8, 2018
    Revolutionary War Field University and Weekend Warrior Programs
Photo courtesy of Chuck Lee
North Carolina Memorial / Photo courtesy of Chuck Lee
Perspectives on Gettysburg July 2, 1863 • June 15-17, 2018

This Weekend Warrior program delves into Lee’s actions on Day 2 of Gettysburg and the Union response to it. With Scott Hartwig, from Gettysburg, PA

 

Categories :
Revolutionary War Field University and Weekend Warrior Programs
URL : View Project
Col. Patrick Ferguson grave site / Photo courtesy of Zack Frank/Shutterstock.com
Revolution in the Smokies: The Over-the-Mountain Men • Aug. 22-25, 2018

With the Revolutionary War raging in the north, the British strategy shifted to bringing the southern colonies back into loyalty with the crown, a move that ended with the massacre of Major (and Scotsman) Patrick Ferguson and his men at Kings Mountain. This tour explores that story. With Bert Dunkerly, from Charlotte, NC

 

Categories :
Revolutionary War Field University and Weekend Warrior Programs
URL : View Project
Photo courtesy of Medford Historical Society & Museum
Stoneman’s 1865 North Carolina Raid • Aug. 19-21, 2018

General George Stoneman led Federal cavalry troops on a mission at the end of the Civil War to “destroy and not fight battles,” one of history’s longest cavalry raids ever. This program delves into Stoneman’s April 1865 sortie. With Len Riedel, from Winston-Salem, NC

 

Categories :
Revolutionary War Field University and Weekend Warrior Programs
URL : View Project
Pamplin Historical Park / Photo courtesy of Kay Hankins
Pamplin Historical Park
The BGES at 25 • April 6-8, 2018

(Pamplin Historical Park, Bermuda Hundred Campaign, North Anna, and Pelham’s Corner)

The BGES celebrates its 25th year with a fast-paced tour to some of the society’s most important projects. With Len Riedel and additional guest speakers, from Chester, VA

Categories :
Revolutionary War Field University and Weekend Warrior Programs
URL : View Project