We will create a tour to the places you want to visit, in the way that you want to see it. You tell us what your interests are and we’ll come up with the rest.
A few months ago, we announced the April 2 release of Civil War Journey tour coordinator Michael Hemphill’s young adult book Stonewall Hinkleman and the Battle of Bull Run. Today, the prestigious Pink Me blog released its review.
The poinsettia is a holiday decoration familiar to all. It was introduced to the United States by Joel Roberts Poinsett in 1825. Poinsett was U.S. Minister to Mexico from 1825-1830 (the United States did not appoint ambassadors until 1896). Read the story »
Fund-raising, monument design and dedication ceremonies at battlefields became important emotional undertakings for aging veterans in the late 19th century. Read the story »
Veterans organizations on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line began to assume a more influential role in battlefield development and preservation in the 1870s. The Grand Army of the Republic helped the Gettysburg association buy land, for example, and gained control of that organization by the end of that decade. Read the story »
One man helped to restore the momentum of battlefield preservation. In the process, he became America’s first professional Civil War historian, and remains a man who speaks symbolically to each Gettysburg visitor today. Read the story »
The Richmond Times-Dispatch writes:
“Those who have accompanied him, slowly walking across Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg, the cornfield at Antietam or Marye’s Heights at Fredricksburg, say the “you are there” approach is stirring, eye-opening and even chilling.”
Pennsylvania — Gettysburg
Maryland – Antietam, South Mountain & nearby Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia