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First Author Conclave at Civil War Battlefields
SB Authors to Lead Field Tours & Book Discussions for 150th Anniversary of Civil War
Managing Director Theodore P. Savas is thrilled about the conclave’s potential as a new tradition for authors and their readers. “We are very excited about our first Author Conclave,” explained Savas. “It is a grand opportunity for all of us to discuss new writing projects and harness the power of collaboration.”
Renowned historian and Conclave host Eric Wittenberg echoed these sentiments. “The opportunity to gather so many distinguished historians in one place presented an opportunity that I simply could not pass up. It will give everyone a chance to spend quality time with both historians and readers of our collected works in one of my favorite places,” Wittenberg said.
Longtime Savas Beatie reader Rea Redd, Civil War Librarian LLC, can’t wait to join his favorite authors on the fields either, stating, “The Savas Beatie Authors [and Readers] Conclave may well become one of the memorable highlights of the 150th Anniversary of 1863. The event promises to be on the level of the National Parks battle walks of Chancellorsvillle and Gettysburg. Seven well-established authors touring four battlefields in three states over three days! Bring your maps, sun block, and, with a nod to U2, ‘Get Your Boots On!’”
For more information and the event schedule, please see below or visit the Savas Beatie website (http://savasbeatie.com/
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AUTHOR CONCLAVE SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
Sunday, July 28: Gettysburg
Morning (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 2nd – 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
1:00 – 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
There is no cost to attend. The general public is welcome to join us for any (or all!) of the tours. These are walking tours. Please dress appropriately for the weather and battlefield terrain.
No transportation or meals will be provided. Please bring your own snacks, water, etc.
Savas Beatie assumes no liability for any injuries or accidents that may transpire while these events are underway.