We are delighted to be able to tell you that we have found an outstanding venue for our 2013 Campaigning with Lee, very close to your top rated location based on your responses to our survey. We'll be meeting at the Embassy Suites at Ashburn, Virginia, just a few miles from Dulles International Airport. Every room will be a small suite, but the rates are virtually the same as what we paid last year and we will be able to go there with no increase in registration and lodging from what you paid the last couple of years.
We'll meet Sunday afternoon June 23 and adjourn at noon Friday June 28, much as we did last year, and once again we'll have one full day for a field trip, and one half-day, allowing the other half for shopping, lounging, or sight-seeing on your own. Our full day tour Tuesday, June 25 will be to Manassas National Battlefield Park where we'll explore the sites and actions of the First and Second Battles of Bull Run. Our half-day field trip Thursday, June 27 will be to the Ball's Bluff State Park, to see where one of the most important early engagements of the war was fought, after which we'll have a specially arranged visit to the Leesburg headquarters of Civil War Times magazine.
Our speaker lineup is still being filled out, but already we have commitments for talks from our old friend Richard J. "Dick" Sommers, Dennis Frye, Gary Ecelbarger, Tom Lowry, Civil War Times editor Dana Shoaf, Tom Clemens from Antietam National Park, Scott Patchen, James Morgan, historian of Ball's Bluff, and more, as well as presentations from our own regulars Charles Cooke, George Glarum, myself, and of course the inimitable Eddie Wheeler Show.
You have told us for years that you want to meet near Manassas again, and finally we're able to make it work, so get yourselves registered right away. The Embassy Suites operates a complimentary shuttle to and from Dulles Airport as well as to local shopping.
We look forward to seeing you in Ashburn!
William C. Davis
Director, Virginia Center for Civil War Studies
The cost for this seminar is $950 per person for double occupancy and $1,250 for single occupancy and includes registration, instructional leadership, materials, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and nightly manager's receptions, administrative costs, five nights lodging, and parking. The commuter fee is $700 per person and includes registration, instructional leadership, materials, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, administrative costs, and parking.
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Program Manager, Continuing and Professional Education