Plan B for BGES Tours

Bob Jenkins talking about Dalton | Courtesy of Bob Jenkins

We don’t know what’s going to happen this year with our tours. We are counting on science and the medical community to get us back in the driver’s seat. We haven’t canceled the 2020 season completely, and we tentatively expect to start again in September. But if it doesn’t work out that way, we have a Plan B, in which most of the programs, if they don’t work out as they currently stand, are transitioned to 2021 (and some even to 2022). We’ve also added some new ones for 2021.

The 2020 schedule will have its final determination no later than October 15, but months will cancel commencing in July for September, August for October, September for November, and October for January. We will likely continue that deciding January in November, etc., as needed.

So for now, go with this schedule. But for consulting purposes, the new “Plan B” dates are posted below. If you sign up for the 2020 date that is changed to this Plan B date, it will automatically be moved to the new date (of course, if it doesn’t work for you on your end, we’ll refund your registration). We will continually keep you updated as things unfold.


Plan B Schedule

January 25-27, 2021: Atlanta, Old South and New South, with Norm Dasinger and Bill McKinnon

Jan 27-31, 2021: The March to the Sea, with John Derden

February 17-20, 2021: The Vicksburg Campaign Part 8: Unvexed to the Sea, The Mississippi River is Reopened, with Parker Hills. Originally scheduled for November 18-21, 2020.

March 2-6, 2021: To the Bitter End, North Carolina in 1865, with Wade Sokolowsky and Bert Dunkerly. Originally scheduled for March 25-28, 2020.

March 7, 2021: The Final Acts, with Bert Dunkerly

March 24-27, 2021: The Real Horse Soldiers, Grierson’s Raid, with Timothy Smith

April 8-11, 2021: Shiloh, Bloody April, with Greg Mertz

April 14-17, 2021: Understanding the Seven Days Campaign, with Paul Severance

April 21-23, 2021: The Atlanta Campaign on the Weekends, Chapter 1, The Battles around Dalton, with Robert Jenkins. Originally scheduled for April 25-26, 2020.

April 23-25, 2021: The Atlanta Campaign on the Weekends, Chapter 2, The Battle of Resaca, with Robert Jenkins. Originally scheduled for November 13-15, 2020.

April 30-May 2, 2021: A Historian’s Perspectives on Gettysburg Day 1, with Scott Hartwig. Originally scheduled for May 1-3, 2020, then moved to September 18-20, 2020.

May 16-21, 2021: Grant versus Lee, The Overland Campaign, Part 1, with Gordon Rhea, Originally scheduled for May 10-15, 2020.

June 2-6, 2021: Not Welcome Here: Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne Invades New York, with Gary Ecelbarger and Scott Patchan. Originally scheduled for September 22-26, 2020.

June 11-13, 2021: Civil War 101, Gettysburg, with David Collins and Len Riedel. Originally scheduled for October 1-3, 2020.

June 20-29, 2021: Custer’s Trail to the Little Big Horn, with Neil Mangum

July 11-15, 2021: Retreat from Gettysburg, with Parker Hills

July 16-18, 2021: Civil War 101: The Plains of Manassas, with Rick Britton

July 31-August 1, 2021: A Weekend of History with Dennis Frye: John Brown’s Raid, and Stonewall’s Greatest Victory, with Dennis Frye.

August 17-20, 2021: “Any Victory Not Bathed in Blood:” The Tullahoma Campaign, with Jim Ogden. Originally scheduled for June 17-20, 2020.

August 21-23, 2021: All’s Fair in War, Streight’s Raid and Forrest’s Bluff, with Brian Steel Wills and Norm Dasinger. Originally scheduled for June 26-28, 2020.

September 7-11, 2021: Sheridan Recovers the Valley, with Gary Ecelbarger and Scottt Patchan. Originally scheduled for July 7-11, 2020.

September 17-25, 2021: The Central Plains Indian Wars, with Neil Mangum

October 1-3, 2021: Revolutionary War 101: The Shot Heard Around the World: Boston, Lexington and Concord, with Len Riedel. Originally scheduled for October 9-11, 2020.

October 13-17, 2021: Washington’s Desperate Gambit: Trenton and Princeton, with Scott Patchan and Gary Ecelbarger

November 3-5, 2021: Atlanta Campaign on the Weekends, Chapter 3: The Hell Hole, with Robert Jenkins

November 5-7, 2021: Atlanta Campaign on the Weekend, Chapter 4: Confrontation at Kennesaw, with Robert Jenkins

November 12-15, 2021: The Civil War in and Around New Orleans, with Len Riedel

November 16-20, 2021: Fortress Vicksburg, with Timothy Smith

December 3-5, 2021: Death of an Army: The Battle of Nashville and the Long Retreat to the Tennessee River, with Lee White. Originally scheduled for December 4-6, 2020.

December 10-12, 2021: A Walking Tour of the Battle of Fredericksburg, with Paul Severance. Originally scheduled for December 10-12, 2020.

Siege of Atlanta | Wikipedia

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