ALBG Executive Council Cancels the 2020 Seminar.
 
The ALBG apologizes for this cancellation and any inconvenience but is acting on behalf of, and in the best interests of all concerned. The ALBG Treasurer has already reached out to  Seminar registrants with this information. Please stay safe and take care of yourself and your families. 
 
Note: Venues, Presenters, and specific topics are tentative pending confirmation!

Overlooked & Often Not Visited: Ridges, Farms & Other Battle Sites

Friday, October 23 and Saturday October 24, 2020

CANCELLED

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PLEASE JOIN US for our Fall 2020 Seminar, “Overlooked and Often Not Visited”, a weekend-long visit to locations, landmarks, and areas that used to be on the Battlefield, but are no longer there. 

“Overlooked & Often Not Visited: Ridges, Farms & Other Battle Sites”

October 23-24, 2020

Friday, October 23                       Heritage Center – 297 Steinwehr Avenue – Gettysburg Pa.

                  6:30 p.m.            Registration, Welcome, Reception

                  7:00 p.m.            “The Historic Use of and Evolution of Terrain Appreciation in Military Doctrine”

LBG Tony Nicastro. The overall theme of the Seminar will be an examination of engagements and events often overlooked and perhaps not considered at Gettysburg. This opening presentation will establish its context by providing a review of topographical and terrain assumptions held militarily at the time of Gettysburg in 1863.

Saturday October 24                 Hilton Garden Inn – 1061 York Road – Gettysburg, Pa.

                  7:30 a.m.            Light Breakfast & Coffee

                  8:00 a.m.            “I’ll Lead You This Time Boys! The Battle of Hunterstown”

LBG Jim Hessler. On the afternoon of July 2, 1863, elements of Union General Judson Kilpatrick’s cavalry division collided with General Wade Hampton’s Confederate cavalry brigade near the small crossroads village of Hunterstown. Although the second day’s battle at Gettysburg overshadows this action, this spirited fight included sabre charges, artillery, and the near-death of recently promoted General George Armstrong Custer. One of the Gettysburg campaign’s most overlooked battlefields can lead to asking: Was this an isolated encounter, or did it have more significant implications on the Gettysburg battle?

                  10:30 a.m.          “East of Rock Creek”

Honorary LBG Dean Shultz. The mysterious Wolf’s Hill, Confederate positions, creek crossings, the “Lost” Avenue, the Union right flank, McAllister’s Mill (an underground RR site) are areas which are adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park, east of Rock Creek. Their importance and relationships are often overlooked.

                  12:00 p.m.          Lunch at the Hilton Garden Inn

                  1:00 p.m.            “West of Willoughby Run & The Fight for the Harmon Farm”

LBG Chris Army. This segment will explore the actions associated with the Harmon Farm, west of Willoughby Run on July 1. The history of the Harmon farm, fighting in this area, and the location and history of the Katalysine Springs Hotel located on the farm property will all be examined.

                    3:00 p.m.            “The Action At the Bliss Farm: Or Making a Molehill Out of A Mountain? ”

LBG Jim Hueting. For over 150 years the actions at the Bliss Farm have been relegated to a molehill. It never involved more than a few companies at a time. But its effect on the events on the afternoon of July 2nd is mountainous, thus why it is often overlooked?

                     4:30 p.m.            Summary Comments and Final Wrap Up to the day at the Hilton Garden Inn.

You may purchase this seminar by clicking on the link below, or if you prefer, you may mail a check in the amount of $125, payable to ALBG, to ALBG P.O.Box 4152 Gettysburg, PA 17325-4152. Discounted hotel rates are offered for staying at the Hilton Garden Inn – Click the link to the right for reserving hotel rooms at this rate:  Hilton Garden Hotel Registration Link

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CANCELLATION POLICY

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 or by email to treasurer@gettysburgtourguides.org.  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 30 or more days prior to the opening day of the scheduled seminar.

Participant cancellation received 15 to 29 days prior to the opening day of the seminar results in the forfeiture of 25% of the registration fee.

Participant cancellation received 8 to 14 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.

REFUND POLICY

100%: On or before September 23

75%:   Seotember 24 to October 8

50%:   October 9 to October 15

0%:     October 16 or later

GETTYSBURG VISITOR’S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS

In consideration of the services of The Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides®, their officers,  agents, and members, and/or all other persons or entities associated with those businesses (hereinafter collectively  referred to as “ALBG”) I agree as follows: 

Although ALBG has taken reasonable steps to provide me with appropriate equipment and experienced,  skilled guides so I can enjoy an activity for which I may not be skilled, ALBG has informed me this activity is not  without risk. Certain risks are inherent in each activity and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique  character of the activity. These inherent risks are some of the same elements that contribute to the unique  character of this activity and can be the cause of loss or damage to my equipment, or accidental injury, illness, or  in extreme cases, permanent injury, trauma and/ or death. ALBG does not want to frighten me or reduce my  enthusiasm for this activity, but believes it is important for me to know in advance what to be aware of and to  expect and to be informed of the inherent risks as reasonably as possible. Most programs will be conducted on  the grounds of the Gettysburg National Military Park (“GNMP”). The following describes some, but not all, of  those risks.

  • Tripping, slipping and/or falling on uneven, slippery and/or brush and/or leaf-covered terrain
  • Exposure to severe weather, including but not limited to: Excessive cold, heat and/or humidity, sun,  heavy rain, thunderstorms, lightening and/or high winds 
  • Exposure to stinging insects, poison ivy and/or poison oak 
  • Traffic on GNMP and public roadways adjacent and through GNMP, which may be heavy at times and  may include, but is not limited to: automobiles, buses, motorcycles, scooters, horses, horse-drawn  vehicles, Segways and bicycles 

I am aware that outdoors programs entail risks of injury, trauma and/or death to any participant. I  understand the description of these inherent risks is as complete as is reasonably possible, and that other unknown  or unanticipated inherent risks may result in injury, trauma and/or death. I agree to assume and accept full  responsibility for the inherent risks identified herein and those inherent risks not specifically identified but may  also occur. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary; no one is forcing me to participate and I elect to  participate in spite of and with full knowledge of the inherent risks. 

I acknowledge that engaging in this activity may require a degree of skill and knowledge different than  other activities and that I have responsibilities as a participant. I acknowledge that the staff of ALBG [and the  Staff of the Gettysburg National Military Park who are publicly available to all Visitors for information at no  charge] has been available to more fully explain to me the nature and physical demands of this activity and the  inherent risks, hazards, and dangers associated with this activity. 

I certify that I am fully capable of participating in this activity. Therefore, I assume and accept full  responsibility for myself, including all minor children in my care, custody, and control, for bodily injury, death or  loss of personal property [including but not limited to automobiles, other vehicles, pets, etc.] and expenses as a  result of those inherent risks and dangers identified herein and those inherent risks and dangers not specifically  identified, and as a result of my negligence in participating in this activity. 

I have carefully read, clearly understood and accepted the terms and conditions stated herein and  acknowledge that this agreement shall be effective and binding upon myself, my heirs, assigns, personal  representative and estate and for all members of my family, including minor children.

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