Civil War Field Study: Lee versus Grant

Field-Study Trip
Lee versus Grant
The Overland Campaign, featuring the Battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House
May 2-4, 2014
$570, GAA Members pay $540
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Itinerary (MS Word)

Directions and Parking (PDF)

In the first days of May 1864 the Union Army of the Potomac splashed across the RapidanRiver and offered battle to the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.  The desperate fighting at the Wilderness (May 5-6) and Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-21) initiated a heightened savagery to an already bloody conflict.  As the 150th commemorative anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness draws nigh, join us as we travel to Richmond and, from there, move to the sites where Lee and Grant first met.   

Fred W. Kiger ’74 (’77 MAT) leads our Civil War battlefield study programs and teaches several GAA courses each semester. Freddie has over 30 years of teaching experience. He is the creator of the field guide The Civil War: A History of the War Between the States (Workman) and has two degrees from UNC, a bachelor’s in history and a master of arts in teaching with an emphasis in history.. Read Kiger’s recommended reading list. 

Refunds for field-study trips:
All cancellations for any reason whatsoever will be subject to a $50 per person cancellation fee. Cancellations made after March 27, 2014 will result in a 100 percent forfeiture of the entire cost of the trip, unless you are able to find someone else to book the trip in your place.

If you have questions about the Civil War field study trip, contact Douglass Payne ’04 (’06 MA) at (919) 962-0313 or e-mail