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    These trips are always worth MORE than the price of admission *** 7th Annual Civil War Forum Battlefield Tour *** FREDERICKSBURG and CHANCELLORSVILLE with
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 20, 2003
      These trips are always worth MORE than the price of admission

      *** 7th Annual Civil War Forum Battlefield Tour ***


      with Robert K. Krick
      March 27-30, 2003

      Registration includes:
      -- 2.5 days of battlefield touring with the preeminent historian and
      author, R. K. Krick
      -- Evening presentations by Krick, and Fredericksburg historian Frank
      -- An evening, candlelight tour to Guiney Station
      -- 3 buffet dinners and 2 lunches
      -- reference maps and handouts
      See Full Itinerary below.

      There are still a handful of seats available on the bus for the March, 2003
      Civil War Forum battlefield tour. We have a block of rooms set aside at the
      Wingate Hotel in Fredericksburg (see reservation information below) for
      Thursday-Saturday, March 27, 28, & 29 (checking out on Sunday a.m., March
      30). For more info on the Civil War Forum, see the very bottom of this

      Registration will include three (3) buffet dinners (Thursday, Friday,
      Saturday), all talks and presentations, a seat on the tour bus for Friday
      and Saturday, Saturday night candlelight tour at Guiney Station, and two
      nice lunches Friday and Saturday (including one at Bob Krick's favorite
      Italian restaurant in town). Also included are maps and other reading
      materials related to the tours. As a bonus, Bob Krick will meet any
      interested parties on Sunday morning for a presentation at Spotsylvania's
      Bloody Angle.

      As in past Civil War Forum gatherings, we have secured a top-flight guide
      for our battlefield tours, made arrangements for good food and
      accommodations, and have lined up some outstanding dinner talks all for a
      BARE BONES REGISTRATION FEE. As always, any money left over from
      registration and raffles, beyond expenses, will be donated to a battlefield
      preservation organization to be named by our guide.

      Registration cost does not include your hotel room, or breakfasts.

      Send an email to let me know of your plans to attend, then... PLEASE MAIL
      YOUR REGISTRATIONS (check made out to Civil War Forum) TO:

      David Woodbury
      P.O. Box 19130
      Stanford, CA 94309

      For anyone (guests, family, etc.) not attending the tours who wishes to
      attend the evening banquets, meals can be added for $15 (Thursday), $20
      (Friday), and $20 (Saturday) -- or $55 for all three evenings. Include this
      in the registration check. We can still add people for meals up to about 2
      weeks before the event.

      Wingate Hotel
      20 Sanford Drive
      Fredericksburg, VA 22406
      (540) 368-8000
      (540) 368-9252 fax

      You can visit the hotel website, and view the amenities at:
      Be sure to reserve your rooms now, and be sure to mention you are attending
      the Civil War Forum Conference for a room rate of $70 (plus tax).

      ITINERARY: [optional Thursday afternoon outing is being arranged]

      THURSDAY, March 27 -- Reunion kicks off 6:00 pm
      6:00pm to 7:00pm: mingling in the conference room
      (BYOB -- hotel will set up soft drinks and mixers)
      7:15pm: buffet dinner
      [American field greens with balsamic vinaigrette; rosemary roasted chicken
      and herbed Au Jus; roasted red bliss potatoes; fresh garden vegetables;
      fresh baked rolls and butter; New York style cheesecake; iced tea and

      DINNER SPEAKER 8:00pm: Frank O'Reilly (subject: Fredericksburg)
      Many of you know Frank, a ranger at Fredericksburg, author of multiple
      books & articles on the battle, including a brand new tactical study of
      Fredericksburg from LSU Press:
      "The Fredericksburg Campaign: Winter War on the Rappahannock"
      (books will be available at the Reunion for purchase and signing)

      FRIDAY, March 28: leave hotel at 8:30; return at 4:30
      Morning stops: Federal headquarters at Chatham; Falmouth Flats, where
      Burnside did NOT cross; upper (main) pontoon crossing; city dock (middle
      pontoon site); streets of town, with a half-dozen house yards or church
      visits, etc.

      Lunch: Renato's Restaurant in Fredericksburg (Italian) -- choose between 2

      Afternoon stops: Sunken Road and Marye's Heights; Lee's Hill; Bernard's
      Cabins; Prospect Hill and Hamilton's Crossing.

      6:00pm to 7:00pm: mingling in the conference room
      (BYOB -- hotel will set up soft drinks and mixers)
      7:15pm: buffet dinner
      [classic Caesar salad; fresh made lasagna with mozzerella, parmesan,
      ricotta and Monterey Jack cheese; fresh market vegetables; fresh baked
      rolls and butter; carrot cake with walnuts and Chantilly Cream; iced tea
      and coffee]

      DINNER SPEAKER, 8:00pm: Robert K. Krick (subject: Chancellorsville)

      SATURDAY, March 29
      Morning stops: Ely's Ford; Zoan Church; the May 1 battlefield; the last
      meeting of Lee and Jackson; Catharine Furnace.

      Lunch: Deli sandwiches delivered to us at the Chancellorsville Visitor
      Center (choice of roast beef, turkey, ham, or veggie). Includes sandwich,
      potato salad, bag of chips, brownie, and bottled water)

      Afternoon stops: following Jackson's Flank March; the launching of the
      Attack; Jackson's MWIA site; Hazel Grove; Chancellorsville Inn

      Schedule to be announced, once we determine exactly when we'll be taking
      the bus to Guiney Station. After dinner we'll ride the bus down to Guiney
      Station for a candlelight tour re: Stonewall Jackson's death. Frank
      O'Reilly (who is stationed there and lives across the grounds) will take
      down the barriers and people can crowd right around the bed.

      DINNER Saturday evening: [fresh spinach salad with mandarin oranges, walnut
      and raspberry vinaigrette; roasted beef tenderloin with Au Jus; garlic
      mashed potatoes; fresh green beans with red bell peppers; fresh baked rolls
      and butter; double chocolate layer cake; iced tea and coffee]

      SUNDAY, March 30: Bob Krick has also offered to meet a group out at the
      Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania for a little presentation. Though we'll go
      back one day to do Wilderness & Spotsylvania in more depth, this might be
      an excellent preview, and maybe the only opportunity to do so with the
      now-retired Krick.

      [Please inquire about optional Thursday afternoon outing (thus far, a
      number of people will be going out to see the site of the death of the
      "Gallant Pelham," at Kelley's Ford, with guide Steve Meserve]


      The Civil War Forum on CompuServe is one of the oldest on-line discussion
      groups (an on-line Civil War Round Table) in the country, and can be
      accessed without cost over the internet. For over 10 years, members ranging
      from casual buffs to professional historians have participated in cordial,
      moderated discussions in the forum's message boards. Regular live
      conferences feature authors and historians discussing their published

      To visit the Forum message boards and libraries, go to:

      There is no cost to participate. You'll be prompted to enter as a visitor
      (read only), or, for full access, to create a screen name (or to enter an
      existing AOL, CiS, or IM screen name).

      In 1997, forum members began gathering each March at a different
      battlefield, alternating Eastern and Western Theaters. Past Forum
      gatherings have included:

      1997 Antietam & Harpers Ferry, with Tom Clemens and Dennis Frye
      1998 Chickamauga & Chattanooga, with Jim Ogden and Nat Hughes
      1999 Petersburg, with Peter Calkins, Noah Trudeau, Bill Miller, and A.
      Wilson Greene
      2000 Vicksburg, with Ed Bearss and Michael Ballard
      2001 Gettysburg, with LBG Wayne Wachsmuth, and Jeffry Wert
      2002 Shiloh, with Stacy Allen, Larry Daniel, and Wiley Sword
      2003 Fredericksburg & Chancellorsville, with Bob Krick and Frank O'Reilly

      For more information, contact David Woodbury, Civil War Forum
      administrator, at woodbury@...

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