From October 13–15, 2017, Color Bearers from across the country gathered in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia, for our annual Grand Review. Brigade, Division, Corps, National, and Founding Color Bearers are invited to attend this exclusive event.
The weekend kicked off with a half day tour of Revolutionary War sites including Kenmore and Ferry Farm, followed by a 30th Anniversary Banquet at Stevenson Ridge, honoring those who have made our work possible throughout the past 30 years
On Saturday and Sunday, our Color Bearers participated in tours of the Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Brandy Station, and Fredericksburg battlefields, led by top historians and guides, including Doug Douds, Bud Hall, John Hennessy, Robert K. Krick, Frank O’Reilly, Don Pfanz, and Kristopher White. Saturday evening guests enjoyed a beautiful cocktail reception at the historic Sentry Box, a private home with sweeping views of the Rappahannock River directly across from George Washington’s boyhood home, Ferry Farm.
Historian Ed Lengel leads a tour of Ferry Farm, George Washington's Boyhood Home
Historian Ed Lengel leads a tour of Ferry Farm, George Washington's Boyhood Home. This optional Revolutionary War tour on Friday visited George Washington’s boyhood home Ferry Farm, Kenmore, and Mary Washington’s home.
Color Bearers at the Friday Night Reception at Stevenson Ridge
The weekend kicked off with a 30th Anniversary Banquet at Stevenson Ridge in Spotsylvania County on Friday night, including walking tours of earthworks from the IX Corps, used during the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse.
President Jim Lighthizer with Dave Ruth, Bruce Gottwald, and Bryce Reeves, at Stevenson Ridge
President Jim Lighthizer poses with Richmond National Battlefield Park Superintendent Dave Ruth, Award-Winner Bruce Gottwald, and Virginia Senator Bryce Reeves, at the Friday Night 30th Anniversary Banquet at Stevenson Ridge.
Chancellorsville Tour with Bob Krick
Historian and Author Robert K. Krick, who was the Chief Historian of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park for thirty years, leads a tour group at Chancellorsville.
Tour Group at Chancellorsville, with Bob Krick
Historian and Author Robert K. Krick, who was the Chief Historian of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park for thirty years, and a great friend of the Trust, leading the tour: "Two Battles of Chancellorsville: 1863 and the modern preservation struggle."
Union Soldier leads the way from the Hotel to the Saturday Reception
Guests that chose to take the walking tour to Saturday's reception at the Sentry Box were entertained by a history tour along the way, including this stop at the oldest road in Fredericksburg, on historic Caroline Street.
Confederate solider greets guests at the Historic Sentry Box
On Saturday evening, we were so lucky to have a beautiful cocktail reception at the historic Sentry Box on Caroline Street, where guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers while also touring the historic home with amazing views of the Rappahannock River. A big thank you to our gracious hosts, Charlie and Mary Wynn McDaniel!
President Jim Lighthizer with our Saturday evening host Charlie McDaniel
President Jim Lighthizer tours the Sentry Box with gracious host Charlie McDaniel.
John Hennessy leads a tour group at Chatham
John Hennessy, chief historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, leads a tour "A Town's Ordeal: The Bombardment, the Crossing, and the Looting of Fredericksburg."
Color Bearers tour near Chatham in Fredericksburg
John Hennessy led Color Bearers on a tour of Chatham, down to the Rappahannock, and through Fredericksburg.
Color Bearers in Historic Downtown Fredericksburg
Color Bearers pass the controversial slave auction block in historic downtown Fredericksburg, on John Hennessy's Sunday tour.
View of Chancellorsville Battlefield
View of Chancellorsville Battlefield, from the Saturday tour with Bob Krick.
Civil War Trust Staff enjoying the Sentry Box Reception!
Adam Gillenwater, Catherine Noyes, and Mark Coombs enjoy the Saturday evening reception at the historic Sentry Box.
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