2013 Civil War Adventure Itinerary

Civil War Adventurers and their families can use this itinerary to learn more about most of the stops we will be visiting along our 9-Day trip. My goal is to have students write posts describing their experiences and answering questions that rise up throughout the trip. 

  • Day 1: Monday May 27th – Memorial Day                                    

5:00 AM (CST) Leave MUHS                                              mitchell grave

12:30 (EST) Hartsville, IN Barton Mitchell Marker (27th IN) & Grave Site at Baptist Cemetery:

Memorial Day Service w/ local news editor and historian, Harry McCawley, historian Nick Sacco and members of the John B. Anderson Camp #223 who are direct descendants of  Union Veterans of the Civil War: 

  • A member of the Anderson Camp #223 will provide a brief talk about Barton’s life.
  • Graveside rifle volley
  • Graveside services to include MUHS Students presentation of flowers to Barton’s grave.

(Baptist Cemetery on the edge of Hartsville. Head east on 500 N off State Road 9 — south of the Hope Town Square.)

Meet Professor Christian End at Xavier University, ’92 MUHS Alumnus.

Arrive: Cincinnati, OH – stay at Xavier University Dorm

  • 200px-Rankin_house_looking_up_path_2005Day 2: Tuesday May 28th, Leave Cincinnati
  • (Several below are points of interest we will only be driving by and/or discussing.)

Augusta, KY Morgan’s Raiders Battlefield

Car Ferry across Ohio River from KY to Higginsport, OH – Underground Railroad sites

10 am @ Rankin House (Underground RR NHS), Ripley OH

Buffington Island Battlefield, OH

Parkersburg – Blennerhassett Island, WV (Aaron Burr Insurrection Site), WV

Philippi Battlefield, WV

Charles Town (John Brown Execution Site), WV

Washington, DC – Stay George Washington University

Carver Hospital/GWU Campus

9:15 am U.S. Capital Tour – scheduled w/ Senator Johnson’s Office

3:00 (Option) The Capital and the Congress Civil War Tour (Get passes for this tour at one of the Information Desks on the lower level of the Visitor Center)

Smithsonian Mall (map) Civil War Exhibits (Students can choose – meet up by 2:30):

Smithsonian Castle:

Portrait Gallery:

American History Museum:

Renwick Gallery:

800px-Winslow_Homer_-_The_Veteran_in_a_New_FieldAmerican Art Museum:

Library of Congress:

3:00 pm Ford’s Theater & Petersen Boarding House

4:30 – Meet John Broehm at Department of Energy, ’92 MUHS Alumnus.

Washington, DC – Stay at George Washington University

  • gen-stonewall-jackson-1a:  Thursday May 30th Washington, DC

Tour 1st & 2nd Manassas Battlefields, VA – Hike Battlefields on your own

Chantilly Battlefield, VA

Fairfax, Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim

Washington, DC – Stay at George Washington University

  • Day 5: Friday May 31st, Leave DC

Wake Early –  Ball’s Bluff Battlefield State Park, VA

White’s Ford Car Ferry, VA – Cross Potomac River into Maryland

8:30 am Monocacy, MD – Site of Lee’s Special Order 191 Discovery (Mitchell & 27th IN)

Landon House, Urbanna, MD

10:30 am Guided Canoe Trip down Antietam Creek         canoe

Harpers Ferry in afternoon?

Stay at Rohrbach Campground, Antietam Battlefield

  • Day 6: Saturday June 1st, Antietam Battlefield

9:30 Antietam tour with Dr. Gordy Dammann (27th IN & 6th WI in the Cornfield)

Harpers Ferry Visit afternoon

Stay at Rohrbach Campground, Antietam Battlefield

  •  Day 7: – Sunday June 2nd Gettysburg, PA

11 am (Bag lunch provided) Miracles Amid Firestorm Tour

1:30 Mass @ St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Basilica, Emmitsburg, MD

Tour Gettysburg Battle Day 1 (Watrous & 6th WI)

Stay on McMillan Youth Camp Ground (Seminary Ridge), Gettysburg Battlefield

  • little roundtopDay 8: – Monday June 3rd Gettysburg, PA

Battlefield Tour Day 2

Explore Gettysburg on your own

Visit Spangler Farm Battlefield Hospital (opened for first time 5/24/13)

Battlefield Day 3 (MItchell & 27th IN)

Stay on McMillan Youth Camp Ground (Seminary Ridge), Gettysburg Battlefield

  • Day 9:  – Tuesday June 4th

Flight 93 Memorial, Shanksville

Johnson’s Island Confederate Prison Camp, Sandusky, OH

Arrive at MUHS evening



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