Civil War Institute
The Seven Days Campaign
June 14 - 16, 2019
“A Richmond newspaper printed the campaign's aftermath commenting that "the brilliancy of Lee's genius", manifested at the Seven Days, had "established his reputation forever, and ... entitled [him] to the lasting gratitude of his country.” Shenandoah Civil War Associates is offering a Civil War Institute dedicated to the Seven Days Campaign. The tour will be led by historian and recognized expert on the campaign, Robert E. L. Krick. He will be accompanied by historian and author, Jeffry Wert.
There will be a departure from our usual program. The entire Civil War Institute will be based out of the extraordinary and picturesque Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center in Richmond, Virginia. This is a unique location nestled in a country club atmosphere north of Richmond, where we will stay for two nights, Friday and Saturday.
You will arrive at the hotel on Friday, June 14, 2019, and check in no later than 5:00 PM. You will be pre-registered, and your key will be awaiting you upon arrival. We will stay at the hotel for two nights. Friday evening at 6:00 PM, we will all get together for a buffet dinner at the hotel. Following dinner, noted National Park Service historian, Frank O‘Reilly, will speak on his upcoming book on the Battle of Malvern Hill.
Saturday morning, June 15th, we will depart on a coach bus with our tour guides, Bobby Krick and Jeff Wert. We will visit Lee’s Headquarters, Beaver Dam Creek/Mechanicsville, and the beginnings of Gaines' Mill Battle. Around noon, we will have a nicely prepared box lunch at the Cold Harbor Battlefield picnic area. After lunch, we finish up at Gaines' Mill and travel to Savage Station. If time permits, we will visit the Yellow Tavern Battlefield where Jeff Wert will discuss J.E.B. Stuart’s final hour. We will return to the Virginia Crossings Hotel, and another buffet meal will be prepared for our group Saturday evening. After dinner, Jeff Wert will give a presentation on the Seven Days Battle.
Sunday morning, June 16th, we check out of the hotel and resume our tour with Krick and Wert. We will visit the battlefields of Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Glendale/Frayser’s Farm, and Malvern Hill. Lunch, on your own, will be at Angela’s Italian Restaurant in Mechanicsville, where a room is reserved for our group to dine together.
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Registration Contact: Conference Services at James Madison University (540) 568-8043
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