2018 Symposium

The Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge will be held
August 3 – 5, 2018

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Dates:

The 2017 symposium will be held August 3-5, 2018.

Location:

Stevenson Ridge (Spotsylvania, VA.):  Home of this year’s symposium, Stevenson Ridge offers elegant and historic lodging at one of their several historic cottages. For more information contact Stevenson Ridge at 540-582-6263 or visit their website at: www.stevensonridge.com or our new Venue Information page.

Theme:

This year’s theme is “Turning Points of the American Civil War

Speaker Line-Up:

Bert Dunkerly, “Turning Points: An Overview”

Gregory A. Mertz, “Defeated Victory: Albert Sidney Johnston’s Death at Shiloh”

James A. Morgan, “Unintended Consequences: Ball’s Bluff and the Rise of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War”

Doug Crenshaw, “The Rise of Lee: Richmond 1862”

Matthew Atkinson, “Gettysburg vs. Vicksburg: What’s the Bigger Turning Point?”

Chris Kolakowski, “Grant Takes Command”

Edward Alexander, “Grant Crosses the James”

Rea Andrew Redd, “The Election of 1864: The Point of No Return”

Keynote Speaker:

Scott Hartwig, “If We Fail Now the North Has No Hope:” The Antietam Campaign of 1862. For more information, click here.

Sunday’s Tour:

The wounding of Lt. Gen. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson at Chancellorsville led by the co-author of The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson, Chris Mackowski.

Friday Evening Roundtable Discussion:

Emceed by Dr. Chris Mackowski: What are the great turning points of the war—Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Lincoln’s Election, the Emancipation Proclamation, and more….

The full schedule will be announced in the spring; however, the doors open on Friday at 4:00 p.m. for check-in and the afternoon meet-and-greet.

Registration and Ticket Info:

Early-bird registration is open now. Our early bird admission price is just $130.00 per ticket. This price includes all of the events listed above, plus Friday evening hors d’oeuvres and roundtable discussion; lunch on Saturday afternoon.

Early Bird price ($130.00) – expires December 31, 2017!

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Please contact us at emergingcivilwar@gmail.com or or contact Stevenson Ridge at (540) 582-6263 for more information. Tickets or reservations are required.

To Pay by Check:

Please make checks payable to Emerging Civil War

Mail checks to:

Emerging Civil War
c/o Stevenson Ridge
6901 Meeting Street
Spotsylvania, VA 22553

Refund Policy:

  • Before May 30th, 2018 – Full Refund.
  • June 1 – June 30th, 2018 – 50% Refund.
  • After July 1st, 2018 – No Refund.

Lodging Information:

Stevenson Ridge:  Home of this year’s Symposium, Stevenson Ridge offers elegant and historic lodging at one of their several historic cottages.  Attendees to the Symposium will receive 10% off the lodging rate.  For more information contact Stevenson Ridge at 540-582-6263 or visit their website at: www.stevensonridge.com.

Off-Site Hotels: Click here for more information about hotels accommodations we’ve arranged in the area.

Important Reminder:

The Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium is being held in Northern Virginia. Traffic in this area of the I-95 corridor can be EXTREMELY heavy on Friday afternoons/evenings, especially if you are traveling in from the north. Please note this as you plan your trip.

Contact Us:

Please contact us at emergingcivilwar@gmail.com, or 540-582-6263 with any questions that you may have.

Proceeds from the event support battlefield preservation.