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Civil War: Yankees and Rebels

Civil War: Yankees and Rebels

  • Weeks:Jul. 1, 2019
    Jul. 8, 2019
  • Time:9:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Note:Camp does meet on the 4th of July.
  • Cost:$395 one week
    $725 both weeks
  • Grades:4-8
  • Staff:James Callahan

 

Experience the most epic battlefields of the Civil War- Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. Relive Pickett’s Charge, cross Burnside’s Bridge, climb Marye’s Heights, and traverse Devil’s Den. Also, discover the Defenses of Washington, DC including Forts Washington, Ward, and Stevens! Tour the National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA to see real Civil War weaponry up close. Discover Civil War artifacts at the American History Museum. Witness the final drama of the War at Ford’s Theater. Also, experience lesser known battlefields like Monocacy River and Ox Hill

New this year for week 1 see Balls Bluff, a small battle which had a major impact on Union policy for the rest of the war and week 2 visit Chancellorsville, site of the last major Confederate victory and the place where Stonewall Jackson was mortally wounded.

Finally, spend a day in the life of a Civil War soldier learning how to march in formation, dress in uniform, set up a campfire, and participate in a water gun battle re-enactment also using a water balloon launcher to better understand Civil War-era Artillery. Battlefields, museums, forts and other historic sites will be divided up in chronological order over the course of two unique weeks, from the first major battle to President Lincoln’s assassination. Sign-up for both weeks to get the full experience!

Notes: Camp does meet July 4. Usual dress is regular summer attire including good shoes for walking battlefields. Space is limited and camps session do fill up. Campers outside of the recommended age range may be admitted on a case by case basis. Please contact Jimmy Callahan to discuss. Campers should bring a bag lunch, a water bottle, and a hat.