The Williamsburg Civil War Tour takes the civil war enthusiasts and visitors through a very interesting portion of the Peninsula campaign –
The Battle of Williamsburg Virginia May5, 1862. This was the biggest battle so far in the war. Still early in the war, many leaders on both sides during this battle would learn lessons the hard way, suffering terrific losses due to mistakes.
This was the largest battle of war up until this time. This would be a testing ground for many generals. Some soldiers would later recall their experience in the battle at Williamsburg being the severest of all battles of the War.
George Armstrong Custer on the Peninsula
I now offer several Battle of Williamsaburg private tour options
I offer a 2 hr daytime tour -Your personal Civil War battlefield tour will include a discussion of the Virginia Peninsula Campaign and typically focus on the Battle of Williamsburg VA, a one-day battle that resulted in thousands of causalities.Your guide will explain with a specially frabricated map of the battlefield, the movements throughout the day of the main unites involved. A visit to a reconstructed redoubt and the remains of Fort Magruder. Cost $140 for your group (can have up to 8 persons for this price- additional persons are prorated)
I offer a 3 hr daytime tour– Same as 2 hr. plus a walk through Williamsburg with stories of residents under the occupation of Union forces. Many of the stories are of the women who let the occupiers know their feelings. Great stories. Cost $210 for your group (can have up to 8 persons for this price- additional persons are prorated)
NEW…..I now offer a 1 hr evening lantern tour through historic Williamsburg. I’ll discuss briefly the Virginia Peninsula Campaign and focus on the Battle of Williamsburg VA. I will include stories of residents under the occupation of Union forces. Many of the stories are of the patriotic women, some spies, who let the occupiers know their feelings. Great stories . Cost $100 for your group (can have up to 8 persons for this price- additional persons are prorated)
There are many interesting stories connected with this battle and the subsequent occupation of Williamsburg by the forces of northern aggression. Your tour can include an in-depth discussion of this battle and a visit to the areas of the battlefield to gain terrain recognition. Visitors will view the actual house occupied by General Joseph Johnson and later by his pursuer General George McClellan.
See the bullet holes in the weather-vane. The stories of occupied Williamsburg are phenomenal and may of the best stories involve the patriotism of the southern ladies of Williasmburg.
Thank you for the exceptional support you provided during the 2005 Commanders Conference Civil War Walking Tour. You presentation was one of the highlights of the Commanders Conference. Thank you so much for the very informative presentation. Many have expressed their appreciation for learning about the history in their own back yard.
Maynard J. Sanders
Deputy Commanding General for Mobilization
Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command
Operations Center, Fort Eustis, Virginia
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Line of Redoubts and Redans East side of Williamsburg
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