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Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Join historian Gregg Clemmer and special guest Ed Bearss as they explore and interpret the most iconic fight of the Civil War in a full-day excursion.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 6:45 PM

The Civil War produced innovations in snooping that would change the way intelligence was gathered. Clayton Laurie, a historian at the Central Intelligence Agency, examines how this bloody conflict became a battle of wits as well as strength as both sides used new intelligence techniques that influenced the outcomes of key battles.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 8:30 AM

The rich farmland of the Shenandoah Valley was a prime target of Sheridan’s 1864 sweep through the region. Explore the site of one of the key battles for control of “the breadbasket of the Confederacy.”

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Virginia’s autumn landscape provides the perfect backdrop as historian Gregg Clemmer and special guest Ed Bearss look beyond Stonewall Jackson’s 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign to lead an exploration of some of the less-familiar places in the valley that saw significant battles in 1863 and 1864.


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