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Brandy Station: May 6-7, 2023, with Chris Army

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BRANDY STATION TOUR:

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  • Join us where the Gettysburg Campaign opened and closed: in beautiful Culpeper, Virginia!
  • Saturday, May 6: we will explore the battle of Brandy Station in depth! You will have the opportunity to visit ground owned by the American Battlefield Trust as we interpret the ebb and flow of the battle of June 9, 1863.
  • Sunday, May 7: we will visit sites related to the Winter Encampment of 1864 and other locations unique to Culpeper County.
  • Transportation to and from Culpeper is on your own. Once there we will try to carpool to cut down on the number of vehicles.

COST:

  • Saturday: The fee for Saturday is $88.00 per person and includes the guide, maps, and lunch.
  • Sunday: If you stay over for the Sunday portion there is an additional $41.00 per person charge.
  • Total = $88 Saturday Only or $129 Saturday + Sunday
  • Hotel and meals (other than Saturday lunch) will be on your own.
  • If there are enough people interested in staying over until Sunday, then we can work on getting a block room rate at a local hotel.

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Washington DC: June 3, 2023, with Jim Hessler

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Morning (10:00 am) - Lafayette Square:

  • Join us on a walking tour of the violent history of Lafayette Square in Washington DC.

  • Our tour will focus on the infamous murder site where Dan Sickles killed Philip Barton Key.

  • Other Points of Interest:

    • Blair House (where R.E. Lee was offered command of the Northern army.)

    • Site where Secretary of State Seward was nearly assassinated by Gettysburg veteran Lewis Powell.

    • Dolly Madison house and McClellan’s headquarters.

    • St John’s Episcopal Church, attended by Lincoln and generations of other      Presidents.  

    • Assassination attempt on President Harry S. Truman.

    • More!

Afternoon (3:00 pm) – Lincoln Cottage:

  • Group tour of the site where Lincoln made some of his most important decisions.

Cost:

$70 for both Tours. ($37.50 for each tour individually.)

Lunch:

On your own.

Transportation:

  • Meet at Lafayette Square by 9:45am. Tour starts 10am.

  • Metro instructions will be provided to attendees.

  • Group carpools or group Metro riding will be arranged based on interest.

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Ask About Our "Beyond Gettysburg" Tours: 

  • Gettysburg Campaign: Hunterstown, Fairfield, Monterey Pass, Brandy Station, Lee’s Retreat, Chambersburg, and more!
  • Indian Wars / Old West: Little Bighorn (aka “Custer’s Last Stand”), Rosebud, Fetterman Fight, Fort Phil Kearny, Tombstone AZ.
  • Other Civil War Battles: Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Winchester, and more!
  • Texas War of Independence: Alamo.
  • Civil War Washington DC: Lafayette Square, Sickles / Key Murder.

Email: custer7@comcast.net for details!