Ed Bearss Symposium - Military Leadership & Combat

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Name: Ed Bearss Symposium - Military Leadership & Combat
Date: April 7, 2016 - April 10, 2016
Event Description:
Join us for our Ed Bearss Symposium focused on Military Leadership & Combat based in Chambersburg, Pa!
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Seminar based at Hampton Inn in Chambersburg, Pa. Deluxe continental breakfast for Hampton Inn guests.
Thursday, April 7
Breakfast at Hampton Inn (vail. 6 - 10 a.m.)
8 - 9 a.m. Early Registration at Hampton Inn
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. “Gettysburg Day 2: The Wheat Field and Peach Orchard” Bus & walking tour led by Ed Bearss and Dave Friend
· Bus leaves from Hampton Inn
· Buffet lunch included
· Dinner on your own
Bus Tour Description:
Join master battlefield tramper Ed Bearss for a walking tour through the bloodiest phases of the Battle of Gettysburg. Sites to visit:
· Wheat Field
· Peach Orchard
· and more!
Complete Weekend Package Begins
7:30 p.m. - Evening Talk: “Ethnics in the Confederacy” by Ted Alexander at Hampton Inn
Friday, April 8
Breakfast at Hampton Inn (avail. 6 - 10 a.m.)
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Sessions at Hampton Inn
· Sessions in North/South Room
· Buffet Lunch at Hampton Inn
· Dinner on your own
Topics to discuss include:
· “The Life and Death of General Joseph Mansfield: 12th Corps Commander at Antietam” by Tom Clemens
· “Stuart’s Finest Hour: The Ride around McCellan, June 1862” by John Fox III
· “Give Them Cold Steel (or Not): A Military and Cultural History of the Bayonet” by Dana Shoaf
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch at Hampton Inn
1:30 - 5 p.m. Sessions Cont.
· “The Generalship of Washington” by Ed Bearss
· “The Opposing Forces at Brandywine” by Stuart Dempsey
· “Flickering Forlorn Hope: The Battles of Bataan and Corregidor” by Christopher Kolakowski
Dinner on your own
7:30 p.m. Evening Session
· “The Many Faces of Leadership: The Civil War & Beyond” by Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters
Saturday, April 9
Breakfast at Hampton Inn (avail. 6 - 10 a.m.)
7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. “The Battle of Brandywine September 11, 1777” bus tour led by Ed Bearss
· Bus leaves from Hampton Inn
· Lunch included
· Dinner Included
Bus Tour Description:
One of the largest and bloodiest battles of the Revolution, here General Washington’s Continental Army faced British Redcoats of General Sir William Howe in all-day combat along Brandywine Creek. The decisive action forced the Patriots to abandon Philadelphia. Sites to visit:
· Kennett Square: where the British camped the night before the battle
· Kennett Meeting House: where the first shots were fired
· Brandywine Visitor Center
· Lafayette’s Headquarters
· The American Lines along the Brandywine
· and more!
Sunday, April 10
Breakfast at Hampton Inn (avail. 6 - 10a.m.)
8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sessions at Hampton
Topics to discuss include:
“Terror on the Monongahela: Braddocks Defeat” by John Miller
“The Battle of Baltimore, September 1814” by Steve Bockmiller
“Lee Thwarted: Did McClellan Outthink Lee During the First Invasion?” by Dennis Frye
Based at:
Hampton Inn
955 Lesher Road
Chambersburg, Pa 17201

All participants are responsible for arranging hotel accommodations for the seminar, which is not included in tour price. $90/night double occupancy plus tax. Special pricing for participants based on room availability. When making reservations for a room, mention Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours. Use code ACW for room discount.
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, April 7 to Sunday, April 10
Contact Information:
Lark Plessinger
Seminar registration fee schedule:
$525 Generals Package (Entire Seminar)
$445 Members Complete Weekend 
          (Thursday evening thru Sunday)
$495 Non Members Complete Weekend
          (Thursday evening thru Sunday)
$155 Thursday Only
$50 Thursday Evening Only
$140 Friday Only
$285 Saturday Only
$50 Sunday Only
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