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Student Gettysburg Registration

STUDENT GETTYSBURG TOUR JUNE 2018

Student Tour Gettysburg Registration June 2018

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Student Gettysburg Tour – June 2018

$300.00 Per Person – (4 persons per room – 2 Adults/2 Students)

$325.00 Per Person – (3 persons per room – 2 Adults/ 1 Student or 2 Students/ 1 Adult)

$350.00 Per Person – (2 persons per room – 1 Adult / 1 Student)

 

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Student Gettysburg Battlefield Tour June 26-28

The Echoes Through Time – Student / Parent Gettysburg Battlefield Tour June 26-28, 2018    

This is a special private Students tour for school students & their families,to enjoy and learn history together about America’s bloodiest and most costly battle of the civil war which took place on July 1-3, 1863.


TRIP GUIDELINES & OTHER INFORMATION

WHO CAN JOIN US?

This private tour is offered to the students & parents of those students of the Forestville, Silver Creek and Cassadaga school District, in part of the Echoes Through Time Learning Center & Civil War Museum located in Springville, NY. This partnership with these schools at their annual Civil War Camp each year. Students & families from the other schools will be allowed as space is available after May 20, 2018.

Reservations are limited – only ONE motor coach will be going on this trip !


REGISTRATION

Please fill out the registration form, with your full name, address, contact information, and any restrictions, medical concerns or disabilities we need to be aware of

Registration will be done through the Echoes Through Time website at: www.EchoesThroughTime.org

Payment can be made by Check or by Credit Card via Paypal is accepted online (which is secured).

 

CHECKS

Checks may be used: Please make all checks made out to  ECHOES THROUGH TIME, and sent to our address at: ECHOES THROUGH TIME – 45 East Main Street – Springville, NY 14141

Per Person Rates

  • $300.00 Per Person (with 4 people in a room – 2 adults and 2 students)
  • $325.00 Per Person (with 3 people in a room – 2 adults and 1 student or 2 students plus 1 adult)
  • $350.00 Per Person (with 2 people in a room – 2 Adults or 1 Adult and 1 Student)

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WHAT THIS TRIP WILL INCLUDE

  • Deluxe motor coach transportation for the entire trip while on our Gettysburg Battle tour from our WNY area, to Gettysburg and back

  • 2 night Hotel accommodations, including 2 breakfast buffets in the morning

  • 2 Dinners included on the 1st and 2nd evenings

  • Personal guided battlefield tour of America’s greatest battlefield – Gettysburg!

  • A full schedule of scenic attractions including the following (all fees included)

  • Haunted Gettysburg Ghost Tour

  • Gettysburg Diorama

  • Gettysburg National Battlefield Park – Visitor Center (including a short 20 min movie – Birth of a nation, narrated by Morgan Freeman; the Cyclorama, the Gettysburg Civil War Museum, and the Gettysburg bookstore & gift shop)

  • Dinner & conversation with General & Mrs Robert E Lee

  • Tour of the historic Shriver House

  • Plenty of free time for shopping & exploring downtown Gettysburg

  • Visit the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA (Admission Included)


RULES

ALL students must be accompanied by an adult. Adults may be accompany up to (2) two students


 

ABOUT THE ETT MUSEUM

The Echoes Through Time Learning Center & Civil War museum is a certified Civil War museum located in Springville, NY – Which is chartered by the NYS Board of Regents. The museu mis also registered with the IRS as a 501c(3) Non profit, private foundation. ETT is the ONLY museum in NYS totally dedicated to the history of the American Civil War era.

The ETT civil war museum is ran by volunteers who have the love of history and have the passion to share with others  their knowledge to help preserve our past for our future

 

 

 

 

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Gettysburg Tour 2018 Registration

GETTYSBURG  BATTLEFIELD  TOUR  2018  REGISTRATION

Gettysburg Tour 2018 Registration

(Registration in a PDF form)

 

Please remember that there is a $100.00 Deposit required (Non-Refundable) – Please make sure that Trip is paid in Full by July 2, 2018

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Elmira Tour 2018 Registration

ELMIRA TOUR 2018 REGISTRATION

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Please remember that there is a $30.00 Deposit required (Non-Refundable) – Please make sure that Trip is paid in Full by June 8, 2018

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– Civil War Tour –

Elmira New York in the Civil War

JULY 14, 2018

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Join us for a Special ETT Tour of the Wartime City of Elmira, NY

 

During 1861 – 1862

Elmira, NY was used as a variety of purposes for military use. Initially Elmira was a place where union troops from NY State were sent to, once individual companies were organized, into regiments, regiments were officially numbered and presented a flag, and often sent to Elmira for the final assembling of their regiments, they were also drilled, trained, equipped; then sent to the war front such as Virginia.

From 1862 thru early 1864

the role of Elmira shifted from a Organizing and training area, to a supply depot.

If you look at City of Elmira on the map, you will find that Elmira was a central hub for transportation. The Use of the Railroads and nearby canals, Elmira was a ideal central location to stockpile supplies for the Union army.

1864

As the war continued, the role of the military aspects for the city of Elmira, also changed. In the spring of 1864, authorization was given to build a stockade to house Confederate Prisoners of War. So in July 1864, the first Confederate prisoners will arrive. Soon they would arrive in great numbers, which would swell the confinement area made for 500 men to 5000 men,

By the fall of 1864, the overcrowding and conditions would unbearable and the numbers of Confederate prisoners deaths became increasingly higher as well, due to disease and poor living conditions. The prisons numbers expanded over 12,000. By the winter of 1865, the death rate was nearly 25%

As the war was coming to an end, the prison was still operating, thru the early summer of 1865 as rebel prisoners were being paroled and sent home, many of the very sick were left behind in the prisons hospital. The last Confederate prisoners to leave were in August 1865, when the last official death occurred. Leaving behind over 3,000 Confederate dead.

Shortly after, in the fall of 1865, the prison site was quickly torn down, many of the wooden structures of the prisons buildings, guard & prison barracks were stored in nearby barns.

Today only a few things remain from the civil war era. The Original prison site still exist, and virtually unchanged over the past 150 years, and a number of other sites can still be seen, Such as the final burial site for over 3000 Confederate veterans at the Woodlawn National Cemetery.

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Our tour on July 14, 2018

Our day trip will leave Buffalo in the early morning hours. We will be  entertained by our civil war historian guides, as we travel to the City of Elmira. Upon our arrival, we will visit many of the still existing  civil war sites, showing many of the training areas, supply depot, and various sites regarding the Confederate prison. Lastly we will visit the final stop for many of the Confederate prisoners, we will visit the Confederate section of the Woodlawn National Cemetery.

Our Civil War tour will include:

  • Motor Coach transportation

  • Rest Stops

  • Lunch (on your own) at Wegman’s food court

  • Dinner at the Big Tree Inn in Geneseo, NY

  • 2 of our local Civil War historians as our Guides

  • One great price – $85.00 –

  • A deposit of $30.00 is needed to save your seat for our trip (non-refundable)

  • Payments can be made in cash, credit or by personal check

  • Tripp needs to be paid in full by June 8th

So come join us for a great educational experience on

July 14th, 2018

 

Sounds interesting & Fun………

Come on and Register today !!

All you need to do is to download our registration form – send us a check or credit card payment of $30.00 – to reserve your seat for this Gettysburg tour.

NOTE – your Deposit of a $30.00 is Non-Refundable

(we do need to pay for all our activities, accommodations months prior of our tour departs in July, so please pay your registration on time – please – no exceptions)

Total cost of our trip is $ 85.00 per person

Please pay your full balance due by in Full (total $55.00) by – June 8, 2018

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All our travel & tour arrangements are through Uncle John’s Travel of Derby, NY – 716.670.1862

www.UncleJohnsTravel.com

Gettysburg Battlefield Tour 2018

GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD TOUR 2018

Come help support the Echoes Through Time Learning Center & Civil War Museum by joining us on our Tour of the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park on August 20 – 22, 2018

Join us for 3 educational enjoyable days on the Gettysburg Battlefield as we tour and discuss

“Western New York at Gettysburg”

Join out tour as our 2 local civil war historians from the Echoes Through Time learning Center & Civil War Museum take you on each phase of the 3 day battle which took place on July 1st, 2ns and 3rd, 1863 where Union General George Mead battled with Confederate General Robert E Lee as over 150,000 Americans in blue and grey struggled in American bloodiest and most costly battle in American military history which produced over 50,ooo casualties in 3 days.

The Gettysburg battle is a basically a series of dozens of mini battles compress into 3 days of fighting. McPherson’s Ridge, the Wheatfield, Barlow’s Knoll, Cemetery Ridge, Seminary Ridge, Little Round Top, Devil’s Den are just a few of some of the harshest fights upon the fields in a quiet farming community known as Gettysburg.

Our tour will be broken up into 3 parts or sections, with ample breaks in between, for you to enjoy the town to: shop, eat, wander. Each of our 3 parts of our tour is approximately  2.1/2 hours

Our tour will be focused on the units, men and officers from our Western NY area. Hear the stories, see those monuments of our areas regiments, see where they fought and died, learn more about those men from your communities

Our trip will include:

  • Deluxe motor coach transportation

  • 2 night hotel accommodations

  • 2 deluxe continental breakfasts

  • 2 dinners (included)

  • Approx 7 hrs of a guided tour of the Gettysburg battlefield with 2 Civil War historians

  • Admission to a several Gettysburg attractions

  • A SPECIAL behind the scenes viewing and presentation, after hours at the Visitor Center at the Cyclorama for a presentation on this historic painting

  • Extra time will be provided to walk, shop, dine and enjoy downtown Gettysburg on Steinwehr Ave

 

Sounds interesting & Fun………

Come on and Register today !!

All you need to do is to download our registration form – send us a check or credit card payment of $100.00 – to reserve your seat for this Gettysburg tour.

NOTE – your Deposit of a $100.00 is Non-Refundable

(we do need to pay for all our activities, accommodations months prior of our tour departs in August, so please pay your registration on time – please – no exceptions)

Total cost of our trip is $ 549.00 per person – Hotel rooms based on double occupancy

Please pay your balance due in full by Monday July 2, 2018 (total $449.00)

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All our travel & tour arrangements are through Uncle John’s Travel of Derby, NY – 716.670.1862

www.UncleJohnsTravel.com

 

 

WNY County / Regimental Info

Western NY County information, of Union Regiments during the Civil War

Listed below are the WNY Counties of Allegany, Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Genesee, Niagara and Wyoming.

Listed under each county are those Union regiments or companies which were recruited I each of those respective counties

Our Collection

OUR COLLECTION

We are very proud of our collection. We have a assortment of several unique and one of a kind items seldom seen.

We have a wide variety of: weapons, equipment and uniforms that are on exhibit will help our visitors understand the time period better and explain many of the hardships the soldiers of both sides faced, with the technology that was used in the period of history.


ONE OF OUR ITEMS ON DISPLAY

One of the items which can be seen a model 1859 McClellan Saddle, which was used by a cavalry troops in the 9th NY Cavalry. When  visit ETT and seen this saddle, you will see it in its original appearance, light color tree (natural cow hide), with black fenders and accessories, in its late war appearance.

9th NY Cavalry Saddle

 


Many of the items in our collection we use in our educational programs, talks & tours

 

 

Congressional Medal of Honor history

The

U.S. Congressional

Medal of Honor

history

Below is a history of the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor – the history and timeline of the Medal of Honor only for the Civil War era.

Their are some awesome websites dealing with the history of the MOH. Two are detailed information on the MOH and two are listings.

US Gen Web Project – Roots Web

US Army Center of Military History

NY Gen Web – Roots Web

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society

For more information regarding the MOH, please contact those sites listed.


On December 9, 1861 Iowa Senator James W. Grimes introduced S. No. 82 in the United States Senate, a bill designed to “promote the efficiency of the Navy” by authorizing the production and distribution of   “medals of honor”. On December 21st the bill was passed, authorizing 200 such medals be produced “which shall be bestowed upon such petty officers, seamen, landsmen and marines as shall distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action and other seamanlike qualities during the present war (Civil War).” President Lincoln signed the bill and the (Navy) Medal of Honor was born.

Two months later on February 17, 1862 Massachusetts Senator Henry Wilson introduced a similar bill, this one to authorize “the President to distribute medals to privates in the Army of the United States who shall distinguish themselves in battle.” Over the following months wording changed slightly as the bill made its way through Congress. When President Abraham Lincoln signed S.J.R. No. 82 on July 12, 1862, the Army Medal of Honor was born. It read in part:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause two thousand “medals of honor” to be prepared with suitable emblematic devices, and to direct that the same be presented, in the name of the Congress, to such non–commissioned officers and privates as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action, and other soldier-like qualities, during the present insurrection (Civil War).

With this simple and rather obscure act Congress created a unique award that would achieve prominence in American history like few others. The table below will acquaint you with a chronological time line of key events in the history of the Medal of Honor.

MAR CH 3, 1847 Congress authorizes a “certificate of merit” be presented by the President when a “private soldier distinguishes himself in the service”, along with additional pay of $2 per month.
FEB 13, 1861 Army Assistant Surgeon Bernard J.D. Irwin rescues the 60 soldiers of 2d Lt. George Bascom’s unit at Apache Pass, AZ. Though the Medal of Honor had not yet been proposed in Congress (and actually wouldn’t even be presented to Irwin until 1894, it was the First heroic act for which the Medal of Honor would be awarded).
MAY 24, 1861 In Alexandria, VA Army Private Francis Edwin Brownell performs the first action of the Civil War to merit the Medal of Honor
JUN 26, 1861 Aboard the U.S.S. Pawnee, John Williams courage despite his wounds, his refusal to leave any man behind, and his love for the flag became the first act by a member of the U.S. Navy to merit the Medal of Honor.
JUL 21, 1861 Eleven soldiers at the Battle of Bull Run perform actions that eventually will make them recipients of the Medal of Honor. The number includes Dr. Mary Walker who was involved in three major battles and became the ONLY woman to get the Medal.
In all, 25 soldiers and 5 sailors would perform Medal of Honor actions in the months from Bernard Irwin’s first heroic act to the establishment of the Navy Medal in December.
DEC 9, 1861 Iowa Senator James W. Grimes, chairman of the Senate Naval Committee, introduces S. No.82 in Congress to create a medal of honor to promote the efficiency of the Navy.
DEC 21, 1861 President Abraham Lincoln approves the Congressional action to provide for 200 Navy Medals of Honor.
FEB 17, 1862 Massachusetts Senator Henry Wilson introduces a bill in Congress to provide for an Army Medal of Honor for “privates in the Army of the United States who shall distinguish themselves in battle.”
APR 12, 1862 Civilian spy James J. Andrews and 19 volunteers begin their “Great Locomotive Chase” behind enemy lines in Georgia.
MAY 12, 1862 At Drewry’s Bluff, VA aboard the U.S.S. Galena, Corporal John Mackie became the first Marine to earn the Medal of Honor. When he received the award aboard the U.S.S. Seminole on 10 July 1863 he became the first Marine to also receive the award.
JUN 18, 1862 Seven of Andrew’s Raiders are hanged as spies in Atlanta. Four of them will eventually be awarded Medals of Honor…the first to die in their moment of heroism.
JUL 12, 1862 President Lincoln approves the legislation authorizing the preparation of 2,000 Medals of Honor to “be presented, in the name of the Congress, to such non-commissioned officers and privates as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action, and other soldier-like qualities.” Already 88 soldiers have performed heroic actions that will be ultimately awarded Medals of Honor.
SEP 17, 1862 Twenty U.S. Army soldiers perform heroic acts at Antietam that would eventually become recognized by Medal of Honor presentations.
DEC 13, 1862 At Fredericksburg, VA, Nineteen soldiers perform Medal of Honor actions.
MARCH 3,1863 The Act of 3 March 1863 extended the presentations of the Army Medal of Honor to officers, as well as non-commissioned officers and privates. (The Navy medal continued to be reserved for enlisted personnel ONLY.)
MAR 25, 1863 Secretary of War Edwin Stanton presents the first Medals of Honor to six of the surviving members of Andrew’s Raiders. They are the first Medals ever presented.
APRIL 3, 1863 The Navy presents its first Medals of Honor to 41 sailors, 17 of them for actions in the attacks at Forts Jackson and St. Philip (24 Apr 1862).
May 22, 1863 Ninety-six soldiers perform Medal of Honor actions at Vicksburg, Mississippi….the highest one day total in the Medals entire history. In all, 120 Medals of Honor were earned at Vicksburg.
JUN 30, 1863 Approximately 300 of the 864 members of the 27th Maine agree to remain to guard Washington, DC after their enlistment had expired. In return Secretary of War Edwin Stanton submitted the entire group of volunteers for Medals of Honor. A typographical error resulted in all 864 of the 27th Maine’s soldiers being awarded Medals of Honor for their extra 4 days of service. (All were revoked in the purge of 1917).
JULY 1, 1863 Four days of battle at Gettysburg added 58 Medals of Honor to the war total.
JULY 18, 1863 At Fort Wagner, SC the 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry faced their first major test of combat. Former slave William Harvey Carney became the first African-American to earn the Medal of Honor.
AUG 5, 1864 Ninety-eight service members received Medals of Honor for actions this day at Mobile Bay, Alabama. The total included 90 sailors and 8 Marines.
APRIL 2, 1865 Fifty-two soldiers earn Medals of Honor at Petersburg, VA.
APRIL 6, 1865 Fifty-six soldiers earn Medals of Honor at Deatonsville (Sailor’s Creek), VA. Among them on this day was 2d Lt. Thomas Custer (yes, he was the brother of the famous General Custer) who earned his SECOND Medal of Honor, becoming the ONLY ARMY MAN in the Civil War to receive TWO.
APRIL 11, 1865 General Lee surrenders at Appomattox Courthouse and the Civil War ends.
APRIL 19, 1865 In the week following Lee’s surrender 8 more Medals of Honor were earned, 7 of them at Columbus, GA. The 9th and last Medal of Honor of the Civil War was earned on April 19th at Greensboro, NC by Charles Malone Betts.
May 12, 1865 In Nebraska Army Private Frank W. Lohnes becomes the first official Medal of Honor recipient of the Indian Campaigns, his action preceded only by Bernard Irwin’s 4 years earlier. His award is presented just two months after his action.
NOV 11, 1865 Rather than grant Dr. Mary Walker’s request for a commission in the U.S. Army, President Johnson orders that she be given the Medal of Honor. (The award was revoked in the purge of 1917, then restored in 1977).
DEC 31, 1865 680 of the eventual 1520 total Medals awarded for Civil War actions (not counting those of the 27th Maine), have been presented. From 1866 to 1890 a total of 105 more will be awarded. From 1890 to 1899 more Medals will be awarded for Civil War action than were awarded during the war…a total of 683 in the last decade of the century.
1865 – 1891 During the period from the end of the Civil War to New Years Day, 1891 all but two of the 242 Medals of Honor awarded for the Indian Campaigns were earned. The exceptions were the earlier award to Irwin, and the last action which occurred on 5 OCT 1898.

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