5th Annual National Ed Bearss Symposium on Military Leadership & Combat

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Talk Title: 
Civil War Shepherdstown
Event Type: 
Step-On Bus Tour
Hampton Inn
955 Lesher Road
Chambersburg, PA 17201

I am going to be on the bus to help with the interpretation of the Battle of Shepherdstown

Breakfast at Hampton Inn (avail. 6 – 10 a.m.)

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. “Civil War Shepherdstown” bus & walking tour led by Scott Anderson ·

  • Bus leaves from Hampton Inn
  • Lunch included
  • Dinner on your own
  • Bus Tour Description: Shepherdstown is the oldest town in West Virginia. Because of its location on the Potomac River, it changed hands numerous times during the Civil War. It was also the home of a number of Civil War personalities, among them—Henry Kyd Douglas. After the battle of Antietam, it was the site of the bloodiest battle in the state. Join us as we are guided by an authority on the history of the area as we view the historic architecture and Civil War sites in the town and surrounding area.
  • Sites to visit:
  • Elmwood Confederate Cemetery
  • Ferry Hill Plantation—boyhood home of Henry Kyd Douglas
  • Shepherdstown Battlefield
  • And more