Saturday, November 6, 2021

Civil War Tour August 2021

August 2021 featured new milestones for my annual Civil War battlefield tours. This was my largest group to date having finally convinced the friends of the 2 Half-Squads Podcast to make the journey. Seven intrepid explorers joined the adventure featuring Dave Kleinschmidt, co-host of the 2 Half-Squads, and his wife Laura. Rich Spilky, Advanced Squad Leader expert and commentator, flew in with his two sons, Eric and Jared. Also joining us were Mike and Phyllis Lembke. As any frequent reader will know, Mike has been my long time GCACW opponent and endured hours of my Civil War rants. 

The three day tour featured Antietam and Gettysburg. The weather was unpredictably stormy, but we managed to time things well enough. We will all remember the torrential downpour we suffered at the Longstreet monument.  The participants were all happy test subjects of my ever evolving guide book and lecture program. Many thanks to them all for their enthusiasm and endurance! 

Somebody's not listening to me - Get back here Rich!

Schoolteacher Kleinschmidt at the 151 Pa Schoolteachers' Regiment 

Traditional Dinner at Dobbin House Tavern

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