Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley – September 9 to 12, 2015

Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley – September 9 to 12, 2015

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Wednesday, September 9 (7pm) to Saturday, September 12 (5pm)

Headquarters – Harrisonburg, Virginia

Our Tour Leader:  A. Wilson “Will Greene

Registration Fee: $495

Stonewall_Jackson_Shenandoah_ValleyFor over 150 years, military leaders and historians have studied the strategy and tactics practiced by Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson in his classic 1862 Shenandoah Valley campaign. Civil War enthusiasts have been intrigued with Jackson’s movements for many years, making the battle sites of the spring months of 1862 legendary. Our tour will examine the battlefields associated with Jackson’s Valley campaign in-depth for three full days.

On our first day we will start at Kernstown, the site of Jackson’s defeat at the hands of Union forces. This reversal steeled Jackson’s determination to redeem his reputation as well as Confederate fortunes in the Shenandoah. We will follow up Kernstown with visits to Front Royal and First Winchester where Jackson won back to back victories over Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks in a matter of days.On our second day, we will visit Staunton, West View, Shenandoah Mountain and McDowell

On our second day, we will visit Staunton, West View, Shenandoah Mountain and McDowell

On our final day we will visit the site of two other Jackson battlefields at Cross Keys and Port Republic in June 1862. These twin victories prevented Federal forces from combining, compelling them to withdraw from the Valley.

Registration Fee: $495.00

What’s included: motor coach transportation, three lunches, beverage and snack breaks, a map and materials package, all admissions and gratuities, and the services of an experienced tour leader and historian. Our hotel will provide a complimentary hot and cold breakfast buffet each day. Tour participants are responsible for transportation to the headquarters hotel, and securing a room reservation, if necessary. Tour goes out rain or shine. Please see our policy page for information about cancellations. There will a fair amount of walking on this tour, so please wear comfortable shoes.

Hotel:  We have arranged with the headquarters hotel for a group rate of $109.00 per night plus tax (double or single occupancy.) Please call the newly renovated Hampton Inn, 85 University Blvd., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 at 540-432-1111 and ask for the America’s History group rate. This rate will be guaranteed until August 9. This is a JMU football weekend in Harrisonburg, so please make your reservations soon.

Our Tour Leader: A. Wilson Greene is executive director of the Pamplin Historical Park and a very popular leader of Civil War tours for our company. In his early career, Will was a historian at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Military Park. One of his first books was Whatever You Resolve to Be: Essays on Stonewall Jackson. He is the author of more than 20 published works on Civil War military history, including Final Battles of the Petersburg Campaign: Breaking the Backbone of the Rebellion.

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