Embark on a detailed tour of the Battle of Mine Run, a significant yet often overlooked event in Civil War history, spanning from November 26 to December 1, 1863.
Your journey begins at the Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter, managed by the National Park Service. Here, you’ll meet your expert guide and learn about General George Meade’s final 1863 campaign against Robert E. Lee’s army. Discover the strategic developments following the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg.
Explore the site of intense combat at Payne’s Farm, now preserved by the American Battlefield Trust. Delve into the battle’s unique historical context, part of the often-forgotten Fall of 1863.
Learn about a famous Christmas Carol born from a poignant event during this battle, adding a human touch to the historical narrative.
The tour reveals the challenges of delays and confusion, echoing similar issues faced in the Battle of Fredericksburg. Witness Lee’s formidable defensive position along Mine Run Creek and discover how it made General Meade reconsider his strategies.
Join us in tracing the steps of General Gouverneur K. Warren, known as “The Savior of Little Round Top,” and discover his plan to outmaneuver Lee’s robust defenses.
Travel through the rural landscapes of Orange County, where remnants of the battle are still visible. This area is a focal point for ongoing battlefield preservation efforts.
This private tour provides a comprehensive understanding of Mine Run and sets the stage for subsequent battles like The Wilderness and Rappahannock Station, marking the beginning of the Overland Campaign in May 1864.
Let us show you the way as you relax and skip the self-guided tour hassle. Your own battlefield guide will meet you in front of the Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter – National Park Service.
After an introduction, your battlefield guide will join your vehicle as you depart to your first stop. It is recommended that the battlefield guide drive your vehicle so you can relax and enjoy the tour, but it’s up to you who drives.
Joining your vehicle keeps the cost down so you can see more battlefields with us.
Step-on battlefield guides are available for larger passenger vehicles (van or bus). For more information and prices, please contact us.
Note: Battle of Mine Run can be tailored into one of our Custom Battlefield Tours.