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



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




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  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.


100%: On or before September 23

75%:   Seotember 24 to October 8

50%:   October 9 to October 15

0%:     October 16 or later