25 June 2013 by Published in: Civil War books and authors 6 comments

I’ve agreed to participate in what promises to be a really fun event. More than a dozen Savas-Beatie authors are going to assemble in Gettysburg from July 28-30 for what Ted Savas is calling the “author conclave.” The idea is that we authors will assemble there for an opportunity to interact with–and lead tours for–our readers. It will be a chance for many of us to get together for the first time as a group. Ted will be there, as well the Savas-Beatie marketing director, Sarah Keeney.

Here is the schedule:

Sunday, July 28: Gettysburg
Morning (time TBD): Lance Herdegen Tour – Gettysburg: July 1, 1863: The failure of Archer’s Attack on McPherson’s Ridge
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Lance Herdegen Tour – Gettysburg: In the Bloody Railroad Cut: The Charge of the 6th Wisconsin
3:30 – 5:00 pm: George Newton Tour – Gettysburg: Confederate cannonade and Union artillery on July 3, 1863
7:00 pm: Informal gathering at Reliance Mine Saloon

Monday, July 29: Gettysburg
8:30 – 10:00 am: J. David Petruzzi Tour – Gettysburg: Buford on Day 1
10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Eric Wittenberg Tour – Gettysburg: Farnsworth’s Charge, July 3, 1863
1:30 – 3:00 pm: David Shultz Tour – Gettysburg: Attack and Defense of the Union Center July Second – Pitzer Woods’ Cause and Effect: The “Little Fight” that Changed it All
3:30 – 5:00 pm: Eric Wittenberg and J. David Petruzzi Tour – Gettysburg: East Cavalry Field

Tuesday, July 30: South Mountain, Antietam, and Ball’s Bluff
8:30 – 11:00 am: Tom Clemens Tour – South Mountain: Fox’s Gap, the Struggle for Key Terrain on South Mountain
12:00 – 2:00 pm: Tom Clemens Tour – Antietam: West Woods, Crisis on the Confederate Left
3:30 – 5:00 pm: Jim Morgan Tour – Loudoun County, VA: The Battle of Ball’s Bluff

And the best part of all: IT’S FREE!!!

I will be there Sunday night and on Monday. I won’t be there for the Tuesday tours, as I must get back to work. However, having toured Ball’s Bluff with Jim Morgan and all of the 1862 Maryland Campaign sites with Tom Clemens, I can tell you that you cannot possibly do better than to have either of them lead you on a tour of their respective favorite battlefields. Among the authors expected to be there are J. D. Petruzzi, Dave Shultz, Tom Clemens, Jim Morgan, Lance Herdegen, George Newton, Dave Powell, and others. It’s a great opportunity to meet some of my favorite Civil War authors, to get your books signed, and to hang out with us.

To sign up, click here.

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  1. Richard K. MacDonald, Jr.
    Tue 25th Jun 2013 at 9:54 pm

    It sounds awful good Eric. Wish I could be there. Farm is getting in high gear. Have a good time.

  2. Josh Liller
    Tue 25th Jun 2013 at 11:04 pm

    I wish I lived much closer; you and David giving a tour of East Cavalry Field would be a blast.

  3. Ted
    Wed 26th Jun 2013 at 1:43 am

    Thanks Eric, But don’t forget the lovely and gracious Sarah Keeney, our Marketing Director, will also be there, as will your humble servant. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

  4. Ted B.
    Sat 29th Jun 2013 at 7:49 am

    Some tours have a half hour between them. Is it assumed that one can get to the next tour in that allotted time or is that wishful thinking?

  5. Ted
    Mon 01st Jul 2013 at 12:25 pm

    The tours are all within a few minutes of one another, so it should be possible to do them without a problem. The 30 minutes is for a bathroom or water/snack break as well. See you on the field.

  6. Dennis
    Sat 03rd Aug 2013 at 5:05 am

    I was able to attend the tours on the first day and had a wonderful time. Thank to all involved in making this opportunity possible.


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