War Roundtable of the Mid-Ohio Valley will host a Spring Field Trip to
Richmond, Virginia. The adventure will depart from Marietta on Friday,
March 21, and return on Sunday, March 23.
the field trip includes charter bus transportation; two night
accommodations at The Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel in Richmond; a guided bus
tour of Richmond's historic and cultural sites; admissions to the American
Civil War Center at historic Tredegar and the Museum of the Confederacy; a
guided tour of the Confederate White House; a lecture on Civil War Richmond by
Michael Gorman, an acclaimed National Park Service historian; and
interpretive visits to several battle sites central to the 1864 defense of
featured in the field trip will include Belle Isle, site of the Confederacy's
largest prison; Black's Island, where scores of women and children
perished in an 1862 explosion at a Confederate munitions
factory; Monument Avenue, where monolithic likenesses of Jefferson
Davis, Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson and JEB Stuart reside; the Virginia
State Capital, one-time seat of the Confederate government; St
John’s Church, where Patrick Henry proclaimed, "Give me Liberty or Give me
Death!"; and Hollywood Cemetery.
The cemetery overlooks the James River from a pastoral bluff and tells the city’s story
from the time the cemetery opened in 1849. It is the burial site of
two U.S. presidents, six Virginia governors, two U.S. Supreme Court justices,
Jefferson Davis, twenty-two Confederate generals and more than 18,000
trip will also include visits to Bermuda Hundred and City Point. A flag
ceremony to honor Civil War veterans from southeast Ohio buried at City Point
National Cemetery will conclude the trip’s events.
is limited and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cost
is $310 per guest for shared double-occupancy; and, $ 400 per guest for private
Reynolds at 740-350-0316 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to express interest or to ask questions.
mission of CWRT field trips is to visit locations where soldiers from Washington
County and southeast Ohio served during the Civil War, and to recognize their
sacrifices through research compiled from personal memoirs, letters and