Meeting of September 12, 2024

Join us at 7:15 PM on Thursday, September 12th, in Camden County College’s William G. Rohrer Center, 1889 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. We will meet at The Kettle & Grill, 230 N Maple Ave, Marlton, NJ 08053 (Crispin Square Shopping Center) at 5:30 PM before the meeting for dinner and fellowship. The program will also be simulcast on Zoom for the benefit of those members and friends who are unable to attend; please email oldbaldycwrt [at] verizon [dot] net at least 24 hours prior to request Zoom access. This month’s topic is

Tom Scurria on “Gabriel’s Graduation Trip: Virginia and Maryland Battlefield Tour”

Join Old Baldy member Tom Scurria on a Major Battlefield Tour of Virginia and Maryland, with New Members of OBCWRT. He has visited; Harpers Ferry, South Mountain, Antietam, Manassas (First and Second), Chancellorsville, The Wilderness, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg [with a side trip to Mt. Vernon].

One of the best ways to appreciate the passion of preserving and learning about the Civil War is a tour of where it happened. See the terrain, the physical layout of the battled fields, the rivers, streams, hills, plateaus, the valleys, the boulders, the enormity of the distances involved, the challenges of the logistics, the strategy at a high level, the tactics of the forces as they clashed the brilliance and failures of the officers, the bravery and the savagery, the movements of the infantry, the artillery, the cavalry, seeing and reading the monuments, the grave stones, the farms and buildings. Looking through a binocular with the same views the generals and officers saw. Learn about how one battle set up the next battles to come. Seeing, touching, reading, hiking the fields – no book or article can match the reality of these settings.

We followed an itinerary created by Sean Glisson. Tom Scurria and Sean did this trip in October 2021. The trip was recreated with Sean’s three sons in June of 2023. The itinerary will be shared, the logistics, the use of guides, the lodging, maybe even the dinners. It can be done in 7 days.