How to Prepare

Along with several others, you will be assigned to a particular officer who played an important role in the battle. When you register, you’ll receive some brief required reading, a few highly recommended readings, and a couple of documents specifically concerning your assigned role. Depending on the size of our group, more than one person (or a couple) may be assigned to one role.

The readings are designed to put you in the shoes of the battles’ leaders so that you’ll understand what challenged, frustrated, and motivated them. Once on the battlefield, you’ll have the opportunity to share what you’ve learned about that officer.

In order to better understand how the battle unfolded, we’ll be walking and hiking many miles at both battlefields. You’ll find the trip more enjoyable if you do the physical preparation necessary to make that comfortable for you.