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ALBG Fall 2015 Seminar: "The Battle Between the Barns: The Fight for the Emmitsburg Road Ridge"

September 11 - 12, 2015 

The ALBG is pleased to announce its annual fall seminar for 2015: “The Battle between the Barns; The Fight for the Emmitsburg Road Ridge.”  Held September 11th and 12th, 2015, the seminar will focus on the Confederate attacks between the Sherfy Peach Orchard and the Bliss farm buildings that set the stage for General Lee’s climatic July 3rd assault on Cemetery Ridge The program commences on Friday night with LBG Kavin Cougenhour describing the Confederate plans for July 2nd.  Saturday morning begins with a walk of Wilcox and Lang’s brigades along the Emmitsburg Rd.  LBG Phil Muskett will lead the group in the footsteps of the Alabamians and Floridians.  One of the most debated attacks at Gettysburg is that of Ambrose Wright’s brigade of Georgians and their July 2nd attack against Cemetery Ridge.  LBG Don Walters will lend his expertise in figuring out what happened.  The seminar concludes on Saturday afternoon with LBG John Archer’s discussion of the fighting around the Bliss farm and its impact on William Bliss and his family.  Extensive walking will be involved.  Transportation, lunch and program materials will be provided.  Join us for a fascinating look at some of the most pivotal and vicious fighting of the 2nd day at the Battle of Gettysburg!

Friday, September 11, 2015

6:30 p.m.  Reception opens at Gettysburg History Center (the former Wax Museum) on Steinwehr Avenue

7:00 p.m.  Opening Presentation Confederate Plans for July 2nd

LBG Kavin Coughenour

Saturday, September 12, 2015

8:30 a.m.  Board bus for tour (Please park and meet at the Gettysburg Heritage Center, 297 Steinwehr Avenue.) Bus departs for battlefield tour concentrating on the fight involving Wilcox and Lang and Ambrose Wright.

LBGs: Phil Muskett

11:45 a.m. Travel back to the Gettysburg History Center for lunch

12:30 p.m. Continue tour of concentrating on the role of Ambrose Wright's brigade followed by the fighting at the Bliss Farm.

LBGs: Don Walters and John Archer)

5:00 p.m. Arrive back at the Gettysburg Heritage Center.

LBG Presenters


Registration is now open!  The popularity of our seminars has been steadily increasing, so we encourage you to register early; this will save you money and ensure that you won't miss out.!

To register send a check in the amount of $125 made payable to the Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides.     

ALBG Seminar, P.O. Box 4152, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Please  include your full name, street address, city, state, zip code, phone number and an email address.  To pay online by clicking the link below:


"The Battle Between the Barns"

Registration: $125

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In the event it becomes necessary for you to cancel your registration please be aware of the following policy:

Cancellations must be received in writing.  The date of receipt of the written cancellation will determine the amount of refund based on the following;

Registrants will receive a 100% refund if the cancellation is received 60 or more days prior to the opening day of the scheduled seminar.

Participant cancellation received 45 to 59 days prior to the opening day of the seminar results in the forfeiture of 25% of the registration fee.

Participant cancellation received 8 to 44 days prior to the opening day of the seminar forfeit 50% of the registration fee.

No refund will be given for participant cancellation received 7 days or less before the opening day of the seminar.


100%: On or before July  6
75%:   July  7  - July 21
50%:   July 22 - Aug. 28
0%:     August 29 and after

Should you be concerned of a potential cancellation due to sudden illness or other family crises, ALBG recommends the purchase of  trip cancellation insurance to protect your investment.


In the event it would become necessary for ALBG to cancel this seminar for any reason full and complete refunds will be provided to all participants regardless of the cancellation date.

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