Official Muster CivilWarTalk Antietam Muster 2021 (Oct 8-10)

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CivilWarTalk Antietam Muster 2021

Weekend of October 8th, 9th, and 10th - 2021


If you're interested in going to this event, please RSVP in the module at the top of the thread! Get your RSVP in before September 17th!

itinerary
Thursday, October 7th​: (Early Arrivals Optional)

1:00 pm – Check in Time​



Friday, October 8th​: (optional)

Morning Side Trip​

Friday, October 8th​ (Regular Arrivals)
12:00 pmOfficial Kickoff: CWT Fall Muster – Gather in War Room!
12:30 pm – Head to Harpers Ferry National Park.​
Here are some audio presentations about Harpers Ferry​
Put on your most comfortable walking shoes! Harpers Ferry is very up and downhill.​
3:30 or 4:00 pm – A member presentation?​
6:30 pm – Dinner – TBA​



Saturday, October 9, 2021

7:00 am – Breakfast in our CWT War Room. Antietam Movie​
8:00 am – Leave hotel.​
It will take 45 minutes to get from Charles Town to Antietam.
We get to Antietam for 8:45, use the porta potties, pay park fees in the trailer they will have set up, look around a bit in the book store and Stephen will join us for 9:30.​
9:30 am – Antietam NP All Day. We will be doing a number of major tour stops all day.​
Stephen Recker, THE Antietam tour guide is booked for 3 hours and will be leading us. I don’t have the full itinerary from him yet.​

12:30 – Box Lunch from Captain Benders.
We will also plan on going over to the Pry House. This was closed for all of 2020. I’m currently ascertaining if it is going to be open by Autumn. This was McClellan’s Headquarters, Lincoln visited it, and it was a field hospital. Very important place. Turner’s and Reno’s Gap are nearby and then on our way back to Sharpsburg is the National Cemetery.​
I would LOVE a member presentation on the National Cemetery.​
Nutters – Finish off at Nutters for ice cream before we head back to Charles Town for a bit of a rest, freshen up and then the member dinner.​
As always, we want and look forward to member presentations on any of the subjects here!​
This is a big park – very pristine battlefield - and is spread out so there will be a lot of driving.​
7:00 pm – Dinner - TBD​



Sunday, October 10th

7:00 am – Gather in our CWT War Room for breakfast​
Presentation – looking for member presentations​
9:30 am – Head into Charles Town, which was named after George Washington’s younger brother. Who knew he had a brother?​
Jefferson County Courthouse still stands where the trial of John Brown was held.​
Presentation on this by anyone?​
1:00 pm – Return to hotel, say our goodbyes, checkout and go home.​



Sunday Afternoon Side Trip

Fredricksburg – National Museum of Civil War Medicine​


host hotel: hampton inn & suites and home2 suites

Charles Town, WV
(Hampton) 304-725-2200

There are 25 double queen rooms on hold for us that weekend with some set aside for handicap accessible. The rates for people coming in early are: Wednesday and Thursday nights, $109.00 (plus tax) and Friday and Saturday nights, $139.00 (plus tax). Sunday and Monday nights go back to $109.00 (plus tax). These rates are as discounted as they get.

We also have a "War Room" set aside BUT at this current time (February - 2021), only 10 people are allowed in it, preferably masked. That may change by Fall as Covid conditions change.

Of course, while things are starting to look good and I had a long talk with the events coordinator about it, things are subject to change at a moments notice because of Covid. Currently West Virginia has the BEST vaccine rollout rate in the nation.

When making the reservations, please state that you are with the CivilWarTalk Antietam Muster. If there is any problem with that, please refer the booking clerk to Tara Orndorff, Director of Sales, and she will straighten them out at the front desk.

Tara also wanted this link to be included in this notice to CivilWarTalk Members on what the Hilton Company is doing to make the rooms clean and safe for our stay.

https://www.hilton.com/en/corporate/cleanstay/

The safety and security of our guests and team members remain our highest priority, and Home2 Suites and Hampton Inn & Suites Charles Town remain diligent in our commitment to provide a safe, hospitable environment for all who enter our doors.


Some previous discussions about this muster have been archived here:
https://civilwartalk.com/threads/civilwartalk-antietam-muster-2021-archived-discussions.184035/
 
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Is there any way to link this thread to member's posts for those who have been posting on the old thread and may not realize there's another new one?
I included a link to the archive at the bottom of my post if that's what you are looking for. I'm not sure if that answers your question or not.
 

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I included a link to the archive at the bottom of my post if that's what you are looking for. I'm not sure if that answers your question or not.
I was only thinking about any past responders not being able to locate this one or not knowing about it but I see now there's a link to it in the alerts.
 

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Yes, I made sure to make a reply on the archive thread with a link back here, so everyone would see the update, as well it's still stickied, if you clicked "Watch", those settings are still set, and if you made a reservation, that's still saved in this thread. Nothing should be lost or unfindable.
 

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I plan on making the trip, not only to visit with my CWT friends, and tour the battlefield, but to also attend the Dept. of Interior's Fish and Wildlife museum just across the Potomac River in W. Virginia outside of Shepherdstown. Who knew they had a museum(?), but it's also a training center for their conservation officer candidates.

My grandfather was Chief of Law Enforcement for the Fish and Wildlife Service in the late 1940's/early 1950's. Since I am the family historian, (and the only one in my family who care about things like this), I have a couple of large boxes of newspaper clippings, arrest records, letters & more etc. of my grandfathers papers (and his uniform) from his time working for the Fish and Wildlife service. I want to donate all of this to the museum. Perhaps someone will one day write a history of the Fish and Wildlife service and some of these records might be of use. I also have his gold badge but they ain't getten it.

I'll also bring a couple of boxes of Civil War magazines from the late 80's/early 90's to give away. I'd rather give them away than through them away. I'll be driving from Missouri in my rv and may head up to Southeast Pennsylvania to do a little family genealogy after our meet and greet is over.

I'm looking forward to the trip.
 

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I plan on making the trip, not only to visit with my CWT friends, and tour the battlefield, but to also attend the Dept. of Interior's Fish and Wildlife museum just across the Potomac River in W. Virginia outside of Shepherdstown. Who knew they had a museum(?), but it's also a training center for their conservation officer candidates.

My grandfather was Chief of Law Enforcement for the Fish and Wildlife Service in the late 1940's/early 1950's. Since I am the family historian, (and the only one in my family who care about things like this), I have a couple of large boxes of newspaper clippings, arrest records, letters & more etc. of my grandfathers papers (and his uniform) from his time working for the Fish and Wildlife service. I want to donate all of this to the museum. Perhaps someone will one day write a history of the Fish and Wildlife service and some of these records might be of use. I also have his gold badge but they ain't getten it.

I'll also bring a couple of boxes of Civil War magazines from the late 80's/early 90's to give away. I'd rather give them away than through them away. I'll be driving from Missouri in my rv and may head up to Southeast Pennsylvania to do a little family genealogy after our meet and greet is over.

I'm looking forward to the trip.
Great news Dan, looking forward to catching up again.
 

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I ain't bowing out of coming, (I really want to go, and need to get to that part of the country), but a phone call this morning told me to report for the minutia of starting at a new job that I think will keep my running amok from State to State to a very limited level. I aim to still try to come to this Muster, but between the new job and the probable taking up of any free time I have for the future looking after my Grandmother after she broke her hip last month, I honestly don't know if can make it.

But even if I can't, considering how much he wants to see Harpers Ferry and Sharpsburg, plus his love of the Musters and great people here, I imagine good ole Tom will still come if it doesn't interfere with his Navy unit's reunion in late September. He'll just have to be someone else's guest.:D
 

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Is that better than BWI in Baltimore? Never flown into either or been to Antietam.
Dulles CAN be highly annoying, depending on the timing. The place is actually a series of satellite terminals, making you think on arrival that it's relatively small and manageable - only then do you realize that you need to get transportation to the MAIN terminal to try to get out of the d*mn place! This can also be highly time-consuming - or not necessarily, depending on air traffic. BWI is MUCH more "user-friendly" in size and convenience - unless you need to travel south-southwest into the DC traffic nightmare! as long as your route is straight west, northwest (like toward Gettysburg), or maybe even northeast towards Philly you're fine; otherwise it's a no-go.
 

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BWI is MUCH more "user-friendly" in size and convenience - unless you need to travel south-southwest into the DC traffic nightmare! as long as your route is straight west, northwest (like toward Gettysburg), or maybe even northeast towards Philly you're fine; otherwise it's a no-go.
That's all I need to know. :biggrin:
 

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