ECW Symposium Speaker Lineup and Topics

We are excited to announce our speaker lineup and topics for the 1st Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium, August 15-17. The symposium will focus on “The War in 1864.”

Lecturers and Tour Guides:

  • Daniel T. Davis—”More Desperate Fighting Has Not Been Witness on this Continent.”: Ulysses S. Grant and the Overland Campaign
  • Phillip Greenwalt—From “Old Bald Head” to “Lee’s Bad Old Man”: A Study of the Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia in 1864
  • Chris Kolakowski—1864: The Last Stand of the Confederate Navy
  • Chris Mackowski—An in-depth tour of the Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield
  • Meg Thompson—A Bad Month for the President: Campaigning the Election of ’64
  • Kristopher White—A tour of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House Battlefields
  • Lee White—”To die like men”: Patrick Cleburne and the Tennessee Campaign of 1864
  • Eric Wittenberg—The Trevilian Station Raid
  • (Also joining us for the Friday roundtable discussion is author David A. Powell and publisher/author Theodore P. Savas.)

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  • Stevenson Ridge is located on the Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield, 12 miles south of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Click here for a map.

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Earthworks at Stevenson Ridge.

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