Program Status: Wait List
Dates: June 26 - June 30, 2019
Total Duration: 5 days
Cost: The cost per person is $ 1,599 based on double occupancy, with a single supplement of $749.
Deposit (per participant): $1,599
Activity level: Moderately Active
Tour Operator: Yale Club of Washington, D.C.
Region: North America And Caribbean
Join other Yale Alumni, their friends, and families in a four night, three day guided tour of the battlefields of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and Appomattox representing the Lee-Grant engagements in 1864-65, including illustrated talks by a Yale scholar. We will be headquartered in the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump, a luxury hotel west of Richmond as our base of operations.
The tour begins with a welcome reception and dinner at our hotel. You will visit the pivotal battlefields ending the Civil War on three successive days with special Civil War attractions not generally known or visited by the general public. Each morning features lectures describing the day's fighting before we visit the site.
Brian Jordan, Yale '13 PhD, and history professor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Dr. Jordan will provide several morning talks and guide the afternoon battlefield motor coach tours. An expert on the military and political history of the Civil War, Dr. Jordan's scholarship has also explored the trials of homecoming faced by Union soldiers—a topic all too familiar to American society today, as our serving men and women return home from conflict. Most recently, he is the author of Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2015), which earned reviews in the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal, and a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist in non-fiction.
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