2017 Emerging Civil War Symposium Schedule of Events

We are proud to announce the full schedule of events for the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. We hope that you will join us for this exciting event.

Last year’s event sold out, so be sure to purchase your tickets today!

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:

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

3:45 PM:

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

4:45 PM:

-William Lee White: “Left their lifeless remains as testimonials to…futility”:  The Confederate Defense of Kennesaw Mountain

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.

1 Response to 2017 Emerging Civil War Symposium Schedule of Events

  1. What a incredible lineup. I have to give a lot of credit to the people who worked so hard behind the scenes to put this together. The authors lecturers and the featured books are so incredible. I must admit of the 350 civil war books I have Wittenberg the devil’s to pay is by far my favorite and I would cherish his signature in my beat-up copy that I’ve read and reread and learn something new every time. Mr. Chris I’ve never been to one of these events I’ve come to the civil war party late. I’m 40 years old and I started reading World War II books when I was 13 and kept reading until I was 35 then somebody gave me Shelby Foote three-volume Civil War set for a Christmas present and the civil War has been in my blood since then. I have bought 350 civil war books in the last four and a half years sitting down with my labs reading great authors like mr. Chris mr. Wittenberg mr. Steven Sears is my idea of Heaven. My question mr. Chris is do these events usually sell out and if so how fast? I would love to attend but after being in the military overseas my knees were rearranged and after multiple surgeries on both I am on a fixed income and live in Detroit so I’m doing everything I can to see if I can get the money to go that I’m not sure how fast you guys sell out. So if you could just email me mr. Chris at Jeffrey_r_ross@yahoo.com and let me know how quickly I need to get the money together I would appreciate it sir. And I would also like to say to you with the volume of books you put it out to maintain such a high level of quality also amazes me you are a very gifted writer sir and I enjoy your books very much.

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