Detailed Symposium Schedule of Events

Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge
“Great Defenses of the Civil War”

Schedule of Events:

Friday August 4:

3:30 PM:

-Welcome reception with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
-Author Book Signings

4-4:30 PM:

Great Defense Stands of the Civil War: An Introduction

4:45-5:45 PM:

-Dr. Kelly Mezurek—“Rebel Soldiers and Darkies on Guard over Them!”: Race, Retaliation, and Black Soldiers as Civil War Sentinels

6-7 PM:

-Keynote speaker Brian Matthew Jordan—The Battle of South Mountain

7:15-9 PM:

-Author/Speaker Roundtable Discussion Emceed by Chris Mackowski
-Roundtable discussion topics will include our theme, “Great Defenses of the Civil War,” the legacy of these defenses, Lee, Grant, Jackson, Thomas other personalities, and more.

Saturday August 5:

8:15-8:30 AM:

-Welcome and Registration

8:30 AM:

-Daniel Welch: “Boys, give them rocks”: Jackson’s Stand at Second Manassas

9:30 AM:

-Kevin Pawlak: “Water to his Front, Water to his Rear”: Robert E. Lee Defends the Confederate High Water Mark at Sharpsburg, September 17, 1862

10:30 AM:

-Chris Kolakowski: “I Will Die Right Here”: The Army of the Cumberland at Stones River

11:30 AM-12:30 PM:


12:45 PM:

-Eric J. Wittenberg: The Devil’s to Pay”: John Buford at Gettysburg

1:45 PM:

-Matt Atkinson: The Confederate Defense of Vicksburg

2:45 PM:

-David A. Powell: The Fight for Horseshoe Ridge at Chickamauga

3:45 PM:

-Dr. Chris Mackowski: “We Must Strike Them a Blow!”: Lee’s Defense of the North Anna River

4:45 PM:

-Ryan Quint: Determined to Stand and Fight: Lew Wallace and the Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864

5:45-6:15 PM:

-Q & A and presentation wrap up
-Door Prizes
-Author Book Signings

Sunday August 6:

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM:

-Car caravan tour of the Brandy Station Battlefield with Eric J. Wittenberg and Daniel T. Davis. Tour meets and departs from the Confederate Horse Artillery Park. Tour stops will include the Buford’s Knoll, Fleetwood Hill, Kelly’s Ford, and more.

Proceeds from the event support battlefield preservation.


Click here for to register or for more information on the event.

4 Responses to Detailed Symposium Schedule of Events

  1. Pingback: Presentations From the 2014 Emerging Civil War Symposium-Kristopher D. White | Emerging Civil War

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  4. Mike Vizard says:

    If any tickets become available please advise. In the meantime, please add me to your email list

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