2008 Civil War Institute

HE FINAL CAMPAIGN
THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX
June 20-23, 2008

Past Programs

The 2008 Civil War Institute studied Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s retreat to Appomattox Court House, Virginia in April of 1865 and his surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to Union General Ulysses S. Grant on April 9th. The guides and presenters for our 2008 program were nationally recognized historians and outstanding experts on these climatic events that ended the Civil War in Virginia.

2008 Schedule

Friday, June 20

12:00 - 1:00   Check In at Ramada Plaza Hotel, 380 E. Washington Street, Exit I-95, Petersburg, VA
1:00       Bus departs Ramada Plaza Hotel for Pamplin Historical Park Civil War Site
1:30 - 1:45   Welcome and administrative announcements
1:45 - 2:30   Address by Chris M. Calkins, "The Appomattox Campaign"
2:30 - 3:15   Address by Tracy Chernault, "Cavalry Operations in the Appomattox Campaign"
3:15 - 4:15   Book signing at Pamplin Historical Park Book Store. Chris M. Calkins, Eric Wittenberg, A. Wilson Green, Ben F. Fordney
4:15       Bus departs Pamplin Historical Park for Ramada Plaza Hotel
5:45       Bus departs Ramada Plaza Hotel for Pamplin Historical Park
6:15 - 6:45   Reception
7:00 - 9:00   Dinner and speaker, A. Wilson Green, Executive Director and CEO, Pamplin Historical Park, author of Civil War Petersburg
9:00       Return to Ramada Plaza Hotel


Saturday, June 21

8:00  
  Bus departs Ramada Plaza Hotel
8:45  
  Arrive Lewis Farm
9:45  
  Arrive White Oak Road
10:30  
  Arrive Five Forks Battlefield
12:00 -
1:00
  Lunch Pamplin Historical Park
1:00 -
4:00
  Tour Pamplin Historical Park
4:00  
  Depart Pamplin Historical Park for Ramada Plaza Hotel
6:30       Depart Ramada Plaza Hotel
7:00       Dinner - Eley's Barbecue, 3221 West Washington Street, Petersburg, VA

Sunday, June 22

7:45  
  Depart Ramada Plaza Hotel
   
  Tour Sutherland Station
   
  Tour Sailor's Creek Battlefield
12:00  
  Box Lunch, Sailor's Creek Battlefield
   
  Walk to High Bridge Trail
   
  High Bridge
   
  Arrive Comfort Inn, Farmville, VA
7:00  
  Dinner, Charley's Waterfront Cafe

Monday, June 23

8:00  
  Breakfast at Shoney's
   
  Tour Appomattox Court House National Park
   
  Crewe, VA (Late Lunch)
4:00  
(app.)
  Arrive Ramada Plaza Hotel - End of program

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