Symposium Speaker Lineup Change

We wanted to make you aware that we have had to make a change to one of the topics for this year’s symposium.

Due to circumstances beyond his control, Lee White, will be unable to make it to this year’s symposium. Lee will be replaced by David A. Powell. David’s topic will be “The Defense of Horseshoe Ridge at Chickamauga.” We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Please see our entire lineup of events below.

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

Schedule of Events

Friday August 4:

3:00 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.

2 Responses to Symposium Speaker Lineup Change

  1. Both gentlemen are terrific historians. I am sure Mr. White will speak at another Symposium in the future, so take an opportunity to hear Mr.Powell this year. It is a win-win all around.

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