Civil War Sesquicentennial: The Confederacy’s Last Hurrah
Sailing along the Mississippi River, explore battlefields and museums, and engage in lectures and discussions as you learn how the American Civil War informs the nation’s identity today
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Program No. 21289RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

Embark on a classic Mississippi River voyage that immerses you in the story of America’s Civil War. On expert-led field trips and during presentations aboard the steamboat, you’ll delve into the political and strategic aspects of the war but also the personal side, learning what it was like to live in a nation at war with itself.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Journey to Shiloh National Military Park, site of one of the Civil War’s most dramatic, deadly battles.
  • Discover the lovely Carnton Plantation and learn its Civil War story.
  • Explore the battlefield and learn about the Battle of Spring Hill, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the Civil War.
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