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September to Remember 2017 Retreat From Gettysburg!

Discussion in 'The Civil War Traveler's Companion' started by War Horse, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. War Horse

    War Horse Captain Forum Host Silver Patron Trivia Game Winner Regtl. Quartermaster Gettysburg 2016 Member of the Year

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    Our membership has been demanding (for lack of better words) a follow-up to last years "Let the Pilgrimage Begin" CWT reunion. Well all the pieces have come together. We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to join @Eric Wittenberg on a bus tour from Gettysburg to Falling Waters ( Williamsport ) and retrace the steps of the Confederate army as they retreated after the devastating loss at Gettysburg. Learn why George Gordon Meade chose the route he decided upon and why the AOP seemed sluggish in its follow-up to the failed Pickett, Pettigrew, Trimble charge.

    This reunion will involve a bus tour departing Gettysburg on Friday Morning and lasting all day. We will stop and see for ourselves where the action took place. We will learn the pressures handed down to Meade which ultimately effected the performance of the AOP,

    This is a unique opportunity to explore an often forgot about chapter in the ACW with our own expert on the subject!

    The weekend will include accommodations, a group meal and bus tickets. We will require firm commitments as there will be an expense this time. I will keep it as low as possible. I'm truly excited about this opportunity and can't wait to see my friends again.

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    Big News Everyone. It looks like we have a date for our "Retreat from Gettysburg Tour" We also have some very exciting news about expenses.

    Date of the Tour: Friday September 29, 2017

    Tour Bus Company: Wolf Tour Lines: Cost will be based on number of attendee's. An approx. cost at this time is an incredibly inexpensive $30.00 per person. $30.00 for an entire day of history amongst friends. and experts :smile:

    Dinner: Above O'Rorkes Friday night

    Accommodations: 30 block of rooms at "The 1863 Inn of Gettysburg" Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.

    We will meet at the Visitors Center Friday Morning. @Eric Wittenberg and I will determine the time we shall meet and what lot to meet in.

    We will depart early AM and return Friday evening. The tour will consist of multiple stops on our way to Williamsport. There will be a lunch stop.

    The late September date should also allow for some spectacular foliage scenery along the way.

    Eric Wittenberg has done a tremendous amount of research into The ANV and AOP actions following the battle. This is a tremendous opportunity to learn from an expert the activities of the AOP and ANV between July 4, 1863 and the arrival of Grant. To many times we jump from Gettysburg right to the Overland Campaign. There is a lot of action and history that took place immediately following the battle of Gettysburg and Grants arrival. If you haven't studied it in the past, you will be amazed at the movement of the two armies and the decisions made by each commander. It's simply fascinating.

    Please check you calendars and let me know if you would like to book a reservation. I will handle it the same way if did last September and build a spread sheet. We will need definite commitments. The largest charter bus holds up to 60 people.

    Any questions please feel free to ask.

    Here we go again :smile:
     
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    At the moment, a definite maybe.
     

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  5. Nathanb1

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    Come on! I want your wife to take me to the sewing class!!!!!!

    Oops. That was pretty expensive for you, wasn't it? :smile:
     
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    jgoodguy Brigadier General Moderator Forum Host

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    This time I am going to tell her I am going to a thrift mall by myself, and forget to mention the thrift mall is in Pennsylvania.
     
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  7. KansasFreestater

    KansasFreestater 2nd Lieutenant Member of the Month

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    So I'm curious, @Eric Wittenberg -- not asking you to give away the game, but do you agree with this guy that Meade gets a bad rap on this whole deal? I know that you're big on busting Gettysburg myths....
     
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    Eric Wittenberg Sergeant Major Forum Host

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    That's pretty much the purpose of my Meade book.
     
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    KansasFreestater 2nd Lieutenant Member of the Month

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    Oh my gosh, I can't wait!! Sign me up! For the book, absolutely, and hopefully for the tour!
     
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