Victory at Yorktown – May 28, 2015 – PAST TOUR

Victory at Yorktown – May 28, 2015 – PAST TOUR

Thursday, May 28, 8am to 5pm

Leaving from the Omni Hotel – Richmond, Virginia

Our Tour Leaders: Edward G. Lengel, William Welsch and Bruce Venter

Registration Fee: $145

American Revolution Conference 2America’s History’s fifth tour for the Company of Military Historians will focus on Virginia’s major Revolutionary War campaign: General George Washington’s victory over Lt. Gen. Charles Lord Cornwallis’s British army at Yorktown in October 1781. We have enlisted an award-winning author and historian as part of our tour team. Edward G. Lengel is editor-in-chief of the Papers of George Washington Project at the University of Virginia and author of three books on Washington, including the highly acclaimed General George Washington: A Military Biography. He will be joined by Bill Welsch, an author and popular Revolutionary War tour leader; some members will remember Bill as the leader our Trenton tour in 2011. Bruce Venter, president of America’s History, LLC, a Company member and author of The Battle of Hubbardton: The Rear Guard Action that Saved America (2015) will provide the British side of the story.

This full-day tour will include a stop at the Green Spring battlefield site near Jamestown, where Cornwallis defeated patriot forces commanded by Maj. Gen. Marquis de Lafayette and Brig. Gen. “Mad Anthony” Wayne three months prior to Yorktown. The Civil War Trust’s new Campaign 1776 to preserve Revolutionary War battlefields has Green Spring on its endangered list. We will, of course, visit all the major Yorktown battlefield sites: the Fusiliers’ Redoubt, the Grand French Redoubt, the American and French Siege Lines, Redoubts Nos. 9 and 10, the Moore House, the Surrender Field and the “Cornwallis Cave.” We will also stop at the little-visited British entrenchments at Gloucester Point, across the York River from Yorktown.

This tour is open to anyone interested in America’s History, even though it was designed for the annual meeting of the Company of Military Historians. You do not have to be a member of the Company of Military Historians or attending the CMH annual meeting to register for this tour.

Tour Cost: $145. per person

What’s included: motor coach transportation, lunch, beverage and snack breaks, all admissions and gratuities, a map and materials package, and the services of experienced tour guides/historians. Tour goes out rain or shine from the lobby of the Omni Hotel.

Questions about the tour and hotel arrangements should be directed to Bruce Venter by calling 703-785-4373 or via email at bruceventer@aol.com .

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