Gazette665’s Second Annual Civil War Conference In Southern California

the-american-civil-war1862_-searching-for-victoryAre you on the west coast of the United States and looking for a Civil War history event? The 2nd Annual Civil War History Conference hosted by Gazette665 in Temecula, CA, brings historians and researchers together to commemorate events from 1862.

Ready to explore what was happening in America 155 years ago? Learn how a locomotive was stolen in a daring raid, who created a foundation for modern military medicine, and what really happened during the Peninsular Campaign. Prepare to discover the life and conflicts of General U.S. Grant, the experiences and fates of Georgian slaves, and California’s war stories.

The American Civil War History Conference “1862: Searching For Victory” brings seven historians and researchers to the Temecula Conference Center on Saturday, June 3, 2017, for an all-day event exploring the second year of the most costly and controversial conflict in America’s past. Gazette665 endeavors to share historical information in a positive and engaging way by bringing exciting new events and publications to Southern California.

This year’s conference speakers will provide perspectives on the Civil War eastern and western theaters, including California’s role in the far west. With balanced focus on the Civil War conflict theaters and a variety of military, social, and ethnic topics, the conference presents enlightening educational opportunities for historians and history buffs of all ages.

Scheduled presenters for the conference include Michael K. Shaffer, a historian and instructor at Kennesaw State University’s College of Continuing and Professional Education, and Michael L. Oddenino, a Civil War history researcher who studied under Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. at Virginia Tech. Edward Headington, a living history expert on the life of General U.S. Grant, looks forward to sharing his studies and observations on the life the Union general. Emerging Civil War author Meg Groeling will share her research about the life and innovations of Dr. Jonathan Letterman, and David T. Dixon will present his studies on Georgia African Americans’ experiences in 1862. Mark Schoenberger – an experienced living historian and researcher – will present a special display and discussion, focusing on California’s experience during the second year of the war. Conference coordinator and historian, Sarah Kay Bierle (ECW member & editor) will examine military and civilian justification and condemnation of the war during the 1862 Christmas season. All presentations focus on and highlight aspects of the second year of the Civil War.

The history conference will be hosted at the Temecula Conference Center on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Guest check-in begins at 8:30am and the event concludes at 5pm. Lunch is provided from Panera Bread Restaurant.

Registration is required to attend this event. Early Bird Registration – $40 per person – is available through April 9. Regular Registration is available through May 29 and is $50.00 per person.

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