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Civil war


Civil War and Reconstruction Tour

HIST 385/592 Civil War and Reconstruction Tour (3)
Instructor: Steven Ramold, Ph.D.
Dates: April 27–May 4, 2016 (This course meets in the classroom on Feb. 12, March 11 and April 8.) 
Registration Deadline: January 8, 2016

Visit key Civil War sites on an eight-day bus tour with fellow EMU students earning credits in an accelerated, one-week format. See five major battlefields and small engagement sites of the eastern theater. Study the soldier’s perspective with tours and discussions emphasizing how individual soldiers and small unit action led to success or failure. Besides visiting the actual sites of conflict, you’ll study primary documents written by participants. Major stops include Gettysburg, Penn.; Hagerstown, Md.; Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Petersburg, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania, Va.

Program Fee: $1000 (2016) plus tuition and fees.

Program fee includes
  • Lodging
  • Some meals
  • Transportation for daily excursions and between cities by private motorcoach
  • Venue admission for required events


  • EMU tuition and fees
  • Textbooks (if applicable)
  • Personal expenditures
  • Transportation charges resulting from deviation from printed itinerary.

The tour begins and ends at EMU. You're responsible for your own transportation to and from EMU.

If you're using financial aid, additional assistance may be available for those who qualify. Contact financial aid.

Accommodations are chosen for proximity to key sites on the itinerary. Rooms are based on double occupancies with other students. Any special room requests must be made at the time you register along with your registration documents.

If you have any questions, contact Jen Short at 734.487.3229 or jen.short@emich.edu