Tour Update, 4/17/2016

17 04 2016

Below is the list of folks who have guaranteed their attendance at our tour with John Hennessy next Saturday. I’m looking forward to seeing you all there. Please be sure to dress for the weather (latest news is high of 77 with some haze), bring hydration and a lunch, carpool once you get to the field, and print out or otherwise have the handouts available. A specific meeting place will be announced shortly.

Brian Kammerer, who will be on the tour, has provided some artistic maps for download:

Kammerer Maps

1 Anderson, James
2 Anderson, Roy
3 Backus, Page Gibbons
4 Banks, John
5 Baumgarten, Ron
6 Bednarek, Kat Zalewski
7 Bellefeuille, Scott
8 Booker, Bob
9 Brace, Kim
10 Brand, Gary
11 Burden, Jeffry
12 Carson, Dan
13 Ciasullo, Ron
14 Conroy, Dianne Fox
15 Cummings, John
16 Cunard, Jan Hyland
19 Dail, Sean + 2
20 Dennis, James
22 Dittoe, Tom + 1
23 Errett, Paul
24 Fuller, John
25 Franklin, Albert
26 Galloway, Michael
27 Gottert, Mike
28 Gottfried, Linda
29 Greer, Jackie
30 Greevy, Jay
31 Gueverra, Mark
32 Hall, Clark B.
33 Harper, Joseph
34 Hennessy, John
35 Hamann, Carlos
36 Herring, Rod
37 Johnson, Brad
38 Kammerer, Brian
40 Kaptek, Rob + 1
41 Kathman, Debra
42 Keating, Stephen
43 Kenepp, D. Scott
44 Killian, Aaron
45 Lafleur, Joe
46 Langbart, David
47 Laudenslager, Sam
49 Leckenby, Dawn + 1
50 Leupold, Tom
51 Lewis, Richard
52 Liebler, Shelly
53 Massey, Jeff
54 McGregor, Douglas
55 Mcmorrow, Myles
56 Mitchell, Brian
57 Mitchell, Celia
58 Morgan, Jim
59 Morton, Patrick
60 Mueller, Benjamin
61 Mueller, Jullian
62 Musick, Mike
63 Nank, Thomas
64 Oakes, Douglas A
65 O’Brien, Robert William
66 O’Neil, Keith
67 Orrison, Rob
68 Pawlak, Kevin
69 Pellegrini, Mike
70 Peterson, Doug
71 Phillips, Rick
72 Redd, Rae Andrew
73 Reilly, Steve
74 Rich, Patricia Petersen
75 Rosebrock, James
76 Russell, Bill
77 Sagle, William
78 Smeltzer, Harry
79 Smith, Teej
80 Stinchcomb, Earl
81 Swain, Craig
82 Taylor, Paul
83 Tinnon-Massey, Norma
84 Weihs, Kelly
85 Wichtendahl, Kyle Francis
86 Williams, Jim





Tour Update, 4/15/2016: Friday Night, Weather

15 04 2016

Revellers salute with beer after the opening of the 179th Oktoberfest in Munich

I’ve been contacted by a friend who is attending the tour next week and will be getting into town on Friday. While I already have plans for the evening, it occurs to me that there may be others of you who will be coming in to the Manassas area from various points on Friday and may be looking to meet up and get to know one another prior to the tour on Saturday morning. So, let this post serve as a message board of sorts for anyone looking to do that. Just drop a note in the comments section below.

Extended forecast for Saturday is partly cloudy and a high of 76 degrees. Keep up to date on local weather here.





Tour Update 4/10/2016 – NEW MAPS!!!

10 04 2016
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A Harper’s Weekly Map That Will Surely Make You Go “Hmmm…”

Hello all you attendees! Our featured guide for the tour (13 days away!), John Hennessy, has forwarded applicable maps from his new edition of An End to Innocence. These are the maps you should bring with you, as opposed to those I posted here on Friday. Of course, one can never have too many maps in general, but what with all the walking we’ll be doing I would think you’d want to carry as little as possible.

Click on the link below and print or store these maps as you did the others, and if you have time compare them two sets. There are subtle and not-so-subtle differences, and in a way you can trace how Hennessy’s thinking on the battle has evolved over the decades. They may look a little out of proportion in your browser, but will print OK.

Tour Handouts #2 (Most Important)





Tour Update 4/8/2016 – MAPS!!!

8 04 2016

Below you’ll find a link to the maps from John Hennessy’s first edition of An End To Innocence. These are not the same as the maps in the new edition, but for now I’m making them available to you so you can print them out or download them to your mobile device and have them along for the tour. And as always, check back here often for updates that may include additional documents.

Tour Handouts #1

10- Dave, Zack, John in Saunders Field shelter

No Battlefield Tour Is Complete Without Maps That Make You Go “Hmmm…”

 





Tour Update 4/6/2016 – ITINERARY

6 04 2016

Here is a preliminary itinerary for the tour. More to follow. Note the walking – not too fast, but some rolling terrain. Dress for the weather. Hydration, long pants, and sturdy shoes recommended. Pay no attention to the attire exhibited on televised Gettysburg ranger-led walks. Keep abreast of developments here and on Facebook. Note the absolute necessity to car pool. We’ll probably need 4 people per vehicle. Here’s a nice, zoomable park map.

9:00 – Gather (at picnic area – Groveton Rd or Stuart’s Hill Center, to be determined). We’ll need to leave a few cars at the Visitor’s Center so that cars can be retrieved from other sites at lunch.

9:30 – Drive to Sudley Church and hike to Sudley Springs Ford

10:30 – Drive to Matthews Hill, hike to Henry Hill.

12:30 – Lunch on the go (bring your own). Re-gather cars from Picnic Area and Matthew’s Hill to Visitor’s Center.

1:30 – Drive to Portici

1:45 – Hike to Henry Hill from Portici

3:00 – Tour Henry Hill

4-5: – Conclude (site to be determined)





Tour Update – 4/4/2016 PLEASE READ

4 04 2016

Just an update. Please read the list below. If you are coming on the tour and your name is on the list, no problem. If your name is on the list and you are NOT coming on the tour, please let me know. There is a waiting list and it would be pretty selfish of you to leave your name on this list if you know you’re not going to show. And I will be taking attendance at the tour, so if you don’t show you will pay the consequences. I just haven’t determined what those consequences will be just yet.

If you’re not on this list, let me know and I will put you on the wait list.

1 Anderson, James
2 Anderson, Roy
3 Backus, Page Gibbons
4 Banks, John
5 Baumgarten, Ron
6 Bednarek, Kat Zalewski
7 Bellefeuille, Scott
8 Booker, Bob
9 Brace, Kim
10 Brand, Gary
11 Burden, Jeffry
12 Carson, Dan
13 Ciasullo, Ron
14 Conroy, Dianne Fox
15 Cummings, John
16 Cunard, Jan Hyland
19 Dail, Sean 2
20 Dennis, James
22 Dittoe, Tom + 1
23 Errett, Paul
24 Fuller, John
25 Franklin, Albert
26 Galloway, Michael
27 Gottert, Mike
28 Gottfried, Linda
30 Greer, Jackie + 1
31 Greevy, Jay
32 Gueverra, Mark
33 Hall, Clark B.
34 Harper, Joseph
35 Hennessy, John
36 Hamann, Carlos
37 Herring, Rod
38 Johnson, Brad
39 Kammerer, Brian
41 Kaptek, Rob + 1
42 Kathman, Debra
43 Keating, Stephen
44 Kenepp, D. Scott
45 Killian, Aaron
46 Lafleur, Joe
47 Langbart, David
48 Laudenslager, Sam
50 Leckenby, Dawn + 1
51 Leupold, Tom
52 Lewis, Richard
53 Liebler, Shelly
54 Massey, Jeff
55 McGregor, Douglas
56 McLean, Jim
57 Mcmorrow, Myles
58 Miller, Bruce
59 Mitchell, Brian
60 Mitchell, Celia
61 Morgan, Jim
62 Morton, Patrick
63 Mueller, Benjamin
64 Mueller, Jullian
65 Musick, Mike
66 Nank, Thomas
67 Oakes, Douglas A
68 O’Brien, Robert William
69 O’Neil, Keith
70 Orrison, Rob
71 Pawlak, Kevin
72 Pellegrini, Mike
73 Peterson, Doug
74 Phillips, Rick
75 Redd, Rae Andrew
76 Reilly, Steve
77 Rich, Patricia Petersen
78 Rosebrock, Jams
79 Russell, Bill
80 Sagle, William
81 Smeltzer, Harry
82 Smith, Teej
83 Stinchcomb, Earl
84 Swain, Craig
85 Taylor, Paul
86 Tinnon-Massey, Norma
87 Weihs, Kelly
88 Wichtendahl, Kyle Francis
89 Williams, Jim





Tour Update 3/23/2016 – ONE MONTH OUT

23 03 2016

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The day of the tour is quickly approaching – April 23, 2016. This is just a reminder for all you who plan to attend to keep an eye out for updates. Our special guest John Hennessy has given me a tentative itinerary. As most if not all of you are coming to get John’s insights, the structure of our tour will be his. I’ll be adding tidbits – cool stuff – as we go along. Remember, we want interaction, an exchange of ideas. But we don’t need “Gotchas.” You know who you are.

So, to recap for the umpteenth time, this is a caravan tour. You must be willing to car pool. That means you. Either as a driver or as a passenger. Parking is limited, and this is a necessity. So, clean out your car like its prom. And shower, too. We want to average 4 people per vehicle at least. Bring a van and you’ll be a rock star. Also, make sure you’re on the list (I’ll put it up with this post later today). While Manassas Battlefield Trust will be providing some water and snacks, you should also bring your own hydration and lunch. There will be no time to venture offsite for a meal.

Dress appropriately, for walking up and down hills and in what may be tall grass. It’s up to you, but I tend to wear long pants on battlefields, even and especially in warm weather. Bring rain gear just in case. Insect repellent is a good idea too.

A full itinerary will be posted soon. Any handouts will be provided here beforehand, to eliminate that process on the field. You’ll be able to print them out or download them to your device. You may want to get those little plastic sleeves and put them in a binder of sorts. If you don’t “do computers,” make sure you have a friend who does. It’s the 21st Century, people, and Bull Runnings is doing its part to drag you into it.

Things are shaping up nicely. Let’s hope Mother Nature cooperates.

Please be courteous – if you see your name below and have no intention on attending, let me know right away.

1 Anderson, James
2 Anderson, Roy
3 Backus, Page Gibbons
4 Banks, John
5 Baumgarten, Ron
6 Bednarek, Kat Zalewski
7 Bellefeuille, Scott
8 Biggs, Jeff
9 Booker, Bob
10 Brace, Kim
11 Brand, Gary
12 Burden, Jeffry
13 Carson, Dan
14 Ciasullo, Ron
15 Conroy, Dianne Fox
16 Cummings, John
17 Cunard, Jan Hyland
18 Dennis, James
20 Dittoe, Tom + 1
21 Errett, Paul
22 Fuller, John
23 Franklin, Albert
24 Gottert, Mike
25 Gottfried, Linda
27 Greer, Jackie + 1
28 Greevy, Jay
29 Gueverra, Mark
30 Hall, Clark B.
31 Harper, Joseph
32 Hennessy, John
33 Hamann, Carlos
34 Herring, Rod
35 Johnson, Brad
37 Kaptek, Rob + 1
38 Kathman, Debra
39 Keating, Stephen
40 Kenepp, D. Scott
41 Killian, Aaron
42 Lafleur, Joe
43 Langbart, David
44 Laudenslager, Sam
46 Leckenby, Dawn + 1
47 Leupold, Tom
48 Lewis, Richard
49 Liebler, Shelly
50 Massey, Jeff
51 McGregor, Douglas
52 McLean, Jim
53 Mcmorrow, Myles
54 Miller, Bruce
55 Mitchell, Brian
56 Mitchell, Celia
57 Morgan, Jim
58 Morton, Patrick
59 Mueller, Benjamin
60 Mueller, Jullian
61 Musick, Mike
62 Nank, Thomas
63 Oakes, Douglas A
64 O’Neil, Keith
65 Orrison, Rob
66 Pawlak, Kevin
67 Pellegrini, Mike
68 Peterson, Ana
69 Peterson, Anne
70 Peterson, Char
71 Peterson, Doug
72 Peterson, Kyle
73 Phillips, Rick
74 Redd, Rae Andrew
75 Reilly, Steve
76 Rich, Patricia Petersen
77 Rosebrock, Jams
78 Russell, Bill
79 Sagle, William
80 Smeltzer, Harry
81 Smith, Teej
82 Stinchcomb, Earl
83 Swain, Craig
84 Taylor, Paul
85 Tinnon-Massey, Norma
86 Weihs, Kelly
87 Wichtendahl, Kyle Francis
88 Williams, Jim








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