CCNMP Study Group 2015 Seminar in the Woods.
Mission Statement: “. . . for the purpose of preserving and suitably marking for historical and professional military study the fields of some of the most remarkable maneuvers and most brilliant fighting in the war of the rebellion.”
Tour Leaders: Jim Ogden and Dave Powell
Date: Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, 2014; By bus and car caravan.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 – Resaca in 1863 and 1864.
By bus: We will drive to Resaca, which for a nearly week in September 1863, was the Army of Tennessee’s railhead while the Confederate army was concentrated at LaFayette. We will discuss Bragg’s logistics in 1863, the importance of the railroad, and the first steps taken by the Confederates to defend this location.
We will also spend time discussing the 1864 battle of Resaca, and explore the new state park covering that battle.
This will be a day-long tour, stopping for lunch, probably in Dalton.
On foot and by car caravan:
Saturday Morning: 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Liddell Attacks, September 19th
Saturday morning we will return to the vicinity of Winfrey Field, to explore the developing fight on September 19th. Our primary focus will be on St. John Liddell’s counter-attack against Baird’s division.
Saturday Afternoon: 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. John B. Turchin on September 19.
We will discuss Turchin’s fight in Brock Field, and then his counter-attack westward along the corridor of the Brotherton Road in response to A. P. Stewart’s breakthrough at about 4:00 p.m..
Cost: Beyond the fee for Friday’s Bus, there is no cost for tour participation. Meals lodging, transportation, and incidentals, however, are the individual’s responsibility.
Lodging and Meals: Everyone is responsible for their own lodging and meals
Note: Friday’s Tours will be by Bus. Pre-registration Fee: $45 Due by February 1st
Send to (and make checks payable to):
522 Cheyenne Drive
Lake In The Hills IL 60156
Please also note that this fee is NON-REFUNDABLE after February 1st, 2014. Once we are committed to the bus, we will be charged the booking fee.
On-site Sign up Fee: $50