20th Annual Civil War Symposium at Pamplin Park, Oct. 14-16, 2016



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Pamplin Park near Petersburg will be the site of the 20th Annual Civil War Symposium on the weekend of October 14-16, 2016.  Check out this list from the site’s events page.  Speakers include Dennis Rasbach, author of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the Petersburg Campaign. Also note Wil Greene’s tour of Civil War Petersburg and the Crater on October 14.

20th Annual Civil War Symposium
20 Years of Excellence
October 14-16, 2016

Eight outstanding scholars discuss topics pivotal to understanding the Civil War, from the emotional lead-up to the war to Reconstruction. Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Reservations are required.

William Blair, Penn State University
Punishment for the Rebels: A New Twist on the
14th Amendment

Robert Girardi, Chicago Civil War Round Table
Gouverneur K. Warren: A Quest for Redemption

Earl J. Hess, Lincoln Memorial University
Civil War Infantry Tactics: Training, Combat, and
Small Unit Effectiveness

William Marvel, South Conway, New Hampshire
Lincoln’s Autocrat: Edwin M. Stanton

James McPherson, Princeton University
Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the End
of the Civil War

George C. Rable, University of Alabama
Damn Yankees: The Northern Image in the Confederate Mind

Dennis Rasbach, Saint Joseph, Michigan
Joshua Chamberlain and the Petersburg Campaign

Mark W. Summers, University of Kentucky
The Ordeal of Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction

A. Wilson Greene will lead an optional detailed tour of Civil War Petersburg and The Crater on Friday. Join us for our Speakers Dinner on Friday evening. The tour and Speakers Dinner are both optional add-ons to your registration fee.

Click here for a flyer with additional details.


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