On to Richmond! The Peninsula Campaign and the Seven Days’ Battles


Featuring Highly Regarded Civil War Historians:

-Jeff Wert -Robert E. L. -Krick and John Quarstein

Headquarters for this tour will be the Hampton Inn Sandston located at 421 International Circle Drive
Sandston, VA 23150 Tele 804-226-1888 Civil War Journeys has reserved a block of rooms for tour participants at the rate of 109$ per night plus applicable taxes. This three-day tour will begin Thursday evening at 8PM at the Hampton Inn with a lecture by David Ward “McClellan’s Lieutenants on the Eve of the Peninsula Campaign.”

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Friday Day 1 With distinguished naval and Civil War historian John Quarstein we will start the tour examining a host of sites comprising Gen. McClellan’s Peninsula campaign. Interpretive stops willm include Fort Monroe, siege of Yorktown, Lee’s Mill, Dam No. 1 and the battle of Williamsburg. We will also visit the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News to view the artifacts from the U.S.S. Monitor and the famous turret .
Saturday Day 2 Following guides Robert Krick and Jeff Wert we’ll cover the engagement at Eltham’s Landing and the Battle of Seven Pines. In the afternoon we will ride with Gen. Stuart and follow the route he took to encircle McClellan’s Army of the Potomac as he sought intelligence for R. E. Lee’ counterattack which would result in the Seven Days’ Battles. We’ll also stop along the way and see several sites such as the Battle of Hanover Court House, Linney’s Corner, St. Peter’s Church, Charles City Court House and Lee’s headquarters and the widow Dabbs house.

Sunday Day 3 With Robert Krick we’ll cover the battles which constituted the redemption of Richmond in 1862. We will start at Beaver Dam Creek, followed by Gaines’ Mill, Garnett’s and Goldings farm, Savage’s Station, Glendale, White Oak Bridge and finally Malvern Hill.