2014 Grand Review
September 19-21, 2014
What is the Grand Review?
The Grand Review is by invitation only, open to all Brigade, Division, Corps and National Color Bearers, as well as Founding Color Bearers. We’ll meet in Atlanta, GA, September 19 – 21, 2014. The weekend tours will the Battles of Atlanta, Peachtree Creek, Kennesaw Mountain, Dallas, Pickett’s Mill and New Hope Church, with invited historians Charlie Crawford, Stephen Davis, Michael Shaffer, and Brian Wills.
Tentative Schedule of Events
Friday, September 19
3:00 – 6:00 pm Registration at Buckhhead Marriot
5:45 – 6:15 pm Bus Shuttles to and from Atlanta History Center
8:30 - 9:30 pm BBQ and tour of Atlanta History Center
Saturday, September 20
7:30 – 8:30 am Registration
8:00 - 8:30 am Load buses for tours
8:30 am – 5:00 pm Tours
6:30 – 10:00 pm Dinner at Marriot
Sunday, September 21
8:30 – 9:00 am Load buses for tour
9:00 am – 12:30 pm 1/2 day tour off-site
To be announced soon
JW Marriot Atlanta Buckhead
3300 Lenox Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
A block of rooms is being held at The JW Marriot Atlanta Buckhead. The group room rate is $134++/night. Reservations must be made by Monday, August 19, 2014 to ensure the group rate. Rooms could be sold out before that time, so please make your reservations early. Please call (888) 236-2427 and let them know you are with the Civil War Trust
To make an online reservation, click here
*If you have any questions or are unable to access our website please contact Bonnie Repasi at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 298-7878, ext. 7229.
There is no shuttle service at this hotel. The closest airport is Hartsfield Jackson International Atlanta International Airport (ATL). The airport is approximately 30 minutes from the JW Marriott. A typical taxi fee is $48.00.
The Atlanta Area also has a subway system – The Marta. There is a stop just a short distance away from the Marriott (walking distance). The cost is $2.50/person. You can find more information about this transit system here: http://www.itsmarta.com/rail-schedules-or-route.aspx
Q. Do I need to stay at The Marriot to participate in the Grand Review?
A. No. You can stay anywhere!
Q. Will I receive a confirmation of the tours and meals that I signed up for?
A. Yes! We’ll be mailing a welcome letter in early September. The only need to contact us upon receiving your letter would be to request a tour change or let us know if there are any changes in your plans.
Q. What if I would like to change my tours?
A. You can change your tours by contacting Bonnie Repasi at email@example.com. If we have space on a tour, we will do our very best to accommodate your request to change tours.
Q. Why is my personal itinerary so important?
A. Your personal itinerary will provide you with important details about your weekend. You will have information about when your tour lines up for departure. We will not hold a bus for you if you are tardy, so please be sure to be on time.
Q. Will there be Civil War Trust merchandise for sale at the Grand Review?
A. Sorry, we are not going to have merchandise available for you to purchase during the Grand Review.
Q. Is there any recommended reading to prepare for the areas we’ll be exploring during the Grand Review?
A. Yes! A list of recommended reading can be found on this page.
Q. What is the attire during for the activities scheduled during the Grand Review?
A. Friday night lecture: Business casual attire is suggested. For tours on Saturday and Sunday please dress appropriately for the weather and terrain. Casual clothing, comfortable clothing and closed toed walking shoes are recommended. We recommend cocktail/business attire for the dinner on Saturday night.