150th Anniversary of the Overland Campaign-Symposium Update

We wanted to take a moment and thank our readers for following along with our 150th Anniversary coverage of the 1864 Overland Campaign. We hope that you have enjoyed the many posts that we have written. Our goal has been to put our collective knowledge on the campaign to good use. In the full disclosure of shameless self-promotion, we have great things in store for our First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge.

Friday nights roundtable discussion will give our readers the opportunity to get to know our authors better, while giving participants the chance to pick our collective brains on all topics American Civil War.

On Saturday of the event, we have a full slate of lectures covering many aspects of the 1864 battles and politics.

Sunday you will take to the fields and tour many of the areas we have been covering over the last two weeks. The Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House Battlefields have many hidden corners and countless stories of heroism and horror.

The all inclusive price for the weekend event is $55.00. Proceeds from the event benefit battlefield preservation.

For all of you that are planning to attend our First Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, we have booked a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn-Fredericksburg South. The rate at the Hampton Inn for the weekend is $94.00 per night (540-989-5000). Be sure to mention Emerging Civil War when making the reservation. If you are planning to stay on site, there are still a few rooms available at Stevenson Ridge.

If you are planning on staying at another hotel in the Fredericksburg area please keep in mind there are a large number of options. The closest hotels to Stevenson Ridge are off of the 126 Exit of I-95. From the 126 Exit the drive to Stevenson Ridge is anywhere from 10-20 minutes, depending on where you stay. There are a number of other hotels available in the Fredericksburg. Here is a link naming the hotels off the 126 Exit.

We hope that you will join us for this exciting event!

Please feel free to contact us at emergingcivilwar@yahoo.com with any questions that you may have. Participants who have already purchased tickets will begin receiving email updates on the event, starting in late May.

Click here to resister for the symposium or for more information.

Riddick House at Stevenson Ridge.

Riddick House at Stevenson Ridge.

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