Special Announcement: Speaker Series for Second Annual ECW Symposium

Riddick House at Stevenson Ridge.

Riddick House at Stevenson Ridge.

Last week, we announced our keynote speaker for the Second Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium. Dana Shoaf will be presenting “Give Them the Cold Steel (or not): A Military and Cultural History of the Bayonet.”

Today, we are pleased to announce our speaker series. The Speaker Series will begin on Friday evening and will be followed by a panel discussion on the war in 1865. The series will resume Saturday morning and continue through the day.

The speakers and their topics are:

Emmanuel Dabney: Contracts, Education and Racial Violence: The Freedmen’s Bureau in Virginia

Daniel T. Davis:  One of the Longest and Most Important Marches in a Civilized Country: The Memory and Civil War Legacy of William Tecumseh Sherman

Phillip Greenwalt: Winning the War by Writing: The Formation of the Lost Cause

Chris Kolakowski: 1865: An End and a Beginning

Dave Powell: The Legacy of John Bell Hood: The Confederacy’s Most Controversial Commander

Meg Thompson: A Legacy of Caring: Dr. Letterman and Battlefield Medicine

To register for the event, please e-mail emergingcivilwar@gmail.com.

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