This event is sold out as of 5/10/2021 - Waiting list only - standby requests will be contacted in the order they join the Waiting List.
The Battle of Antietam, Sharpsburg, Maryland
Saturday, September 11, 2021 ~ $95.00 pp ~ Depart: Lower Dauphin High School 7:00 AM ~ Camp Hill Radisson 7:30 AM
Please join the Harrisburg and Hershey Civil War Round Tables on Saturday, September 11, 2021 as we visit Sharpsburg, Maryland, the site of the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single-day battle of the Civil War. On September 17, 1862, General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and Major General George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac faced off on the banks of Antietam Creek. Their armies suffered more than 23,000 casualties. The battle curtailed Lee’s first invasion of the north, and laid the groundwork for Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which turned the war to save the Union into a war to set men free.
This field trip picks up where our highly successful field trip to Harpers Ferry in May 2019 left off. At the conclusion of that trip, our guide, Dennis Frye, made us an offer we couldn’t refuse: to give us an encore performance at Antietam, a battle he knows like the back of his hand (he and his wife own and have restored Ambrose Burnside's post-Antietam headquarters south of Sharpsburg, where they now reside).
Dennis Frye is known for challenging convention and sparking provocation. This Antietam tour, based upon his latest book, Antietam Shadows: Mystery, Myth & Machination, is guaranteed to turn you upside down and inside out concerning your perceptions of Antietam. You may think you know Antietam, but you will see it differently after participating in Dennis' dynamic tour.
A special treat: Lunch will take place at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, WV, overlooking the Potomac. The Inn has offered a fixed menu of Tomato Basil Bisque, Schweinebraten (pork steak with potato dumpling and sauerkraut with juniper sauce), and ice cream. The alternative is a vegetarian meal, which will be “chef’s choice.” [Note: Lunch is included in the cost of the trip.]
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The price of this field trip is $95.00 per person. This includes round-trip motor-coach transportation, lunch, driver tip, guide honoraria and entrance fees. To register, complete the form below and mail to: Norm Daniels, Harrisburg CWRT, 500 Bonnymead Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17111. Your $25.00 deposit will hold your seat with the $70.00 balance due not later than August 11, 2021. Cancellations received before August 11th will receive a full refund. Cancellations after August 11th will receive a refund ONLY if the open seats have been filled. Make checks payable to: Harrisburg CWRT. Questions: contact Steve Smith at 717-433-0209 or email: email@example.com or Ricky Hollis at 717-805-7502 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pick-up point (check one):
[ ] Lower Dauphin HS at 7:00 am
[ ] Camp Hill Radisson Hotel at 7:30 am Lunch (check one): (Note: if you register for more than one seat, provide menu choices for each seat’s occupant)
[ ] I will have the Schweinebraten fixed menu
[ ] I request a vegetarian meal (Chef’s Choice)
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