GDG- Battlefield Tour Guides

Andy Mills amills at jplcreative.com
Tue Jan 24 12:18:50 CST 2012


Peter:

When I have some time finalized, I will let you know to see if you are free.  As I said earlier, I don't have anything planned at the moment, but wanted to put this on the list of places to visit this summer, should I find myself having a free weekend.

Thanks, 

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Subject: Re: GDG- Battlefield Tour Guides

Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
Andy-
 
I don't come into the GDG to solicit business as a  tourguide.  It is probably inappropriate.
 
But since you asked I sent an email out of the room but I  didn't get your address right and I got a bounce back.
 
I am a Civil War battlefield tour  guide.  I am kind of like a prostitute.  
I'll go anywhere  anytime.  Been taking bus tours to the battlefields for
20  years.
 
I've been prowling the battlefields around DC for 30+  years.
 
Fredericksburg-  I'd like to go wander around the  Slaughter Pen some more. 
 The northern stonewall is over-rated.  The  southern end of the battlefield is far more interesting.
 
There is a really really great restaurant on the river- very  romantic.  
Kind of a fancy place now but it it used to be a cheap  sports brass and fern 
bar.  Now called Tru Love's.  It has a  webvsite.   The manager James might 
throw us a  free round.
 
Just so you know,  I love being on a battlefield. I go by  myself all the time.  I'll go anywhere.
 
If you want a tour guide I will work for chili and beer.   Anywhere you 
want to go.  You should go on the Booth Escape Route tour with  me.  Way cool.
 
Any time anyone from GDG wants to go out and poke around a  battlefield I'll do it for chili and beer.  That goes for  everyone. 
 
We'll take John Grim.  He's fun.  Save your  money.  Let's get John and have some fun.  
 
A  Loyal Neo-Anti Unionist,
Peter  

 
In a message dated 1/24/2012 9:14:03 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, amills at jplcreative.com writes:

Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
I hope this is "on-topic" and offer my apologies if  it is not.

At some point this summer (I don't have anything planned at  the moment other than this is a goal of mine but depends upon having free  weekends which are in short supply due to some family issues), I would like to  get to Fredericksburg and tour some of those battlefields.

Is there  anything like the Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Tour Guides one could use  for the Fredericksburg area battlefields?  Or does anyone know of people  who do it in their spare time or through a company in the area in which one  could hire a guide?

It is one of those things where I know the history  of what transpired in Fredericksburg but someone familiar with the ground and  area could show you those "out of the way" type places and with the modern  town almost on the edge of the NPS land, it is very hard to know "the ground"  as the time of the battle and where various points are in relation to each  other (I hope this makes  sense).

Thanks,
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