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Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Civil War historians Ed Bearss and Gregg Clemmer co-lead tours tracing the three days of the Civil War’s pivotal battle, offering a detailed look at the people and places that defined Gettysburg’s history. This tour focuses on the third day of the battle only.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Civil War historians Ed Bearss and Gregg Clemmer lead a tour to sites east of Richmond, charting the confrontations with Confederate forces that drove Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan from the gates of the city into his fortified camp on the James River.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Military historian Gregg Clemmer investigates six river crossings by Union and Confederate forces. Follow the path of one as you cross the Potomac at White’s Ford in the highlight of the day.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Warren Perry, a writer at the National Portrait Gallery, recounts the story of the bloody encounter in which nearly 50,000 men fought for control of the “breadbasket of the Confederacy.” He also discusses several objects in Smithsonian collections with connections to the battle.

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM

On Sept. 17, 1862, more than 23,000 soldiers met death in the Maryland farmland of Antietam. Civil War historians Ed Bearss and Gregg Clemmer lead a tour to sites connected with this bloodiest battle of the war.

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