We have a fantastic line-up of topics slated for our upcoming Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, where we’ll be focusing on “Forgotten Battles.” We want to ask you about your own favorite forgotten battle but first, let’s take a look at that line-up:
- The Battles of Philippi and the Romney Expedition
- The New Market Campaign (not the battle but the overlooked campaign aspects)
- The Battle of Olustee
- The Battle of Williamsburg
- The Battle for the Sounds: Burnside’s North Carolina Expedition
- The Tullahoma Campaign
- “The Great Battle Never Fought”: The Mine Run Campaign
- The Battle of Wilson’s Creek
- The Battle of Fort Stevens
- The Battle of Dranesville
- The Battle of Secessionville
- The Battle of North Anna River
- Forgotten Battles of the Petersburg Campaign
While most of those names are probably at least familiar to most of our readers, many of the details of the battles—and the implications of the aftermaths—probably are not. We guarantee there’ll be lots of cool stuff to learn, and you’re certain to find some surprises along the way.
Looking at this list, is there anything here you think is especially undervalued or underappreciated? Why? (Of course, they’re all undervalued and appreciated to some degree or they wouldn’t be “forgotten.”)
Is there anything on this list that you’re especially interested in learning more about or excited to hear?
What’s NOT on the list but which you think deserves some attention?
If you want to participate in the discussion in person, a few tickets are still available because of some late cancellations. The event runs August 2-4, and the tickets are $155, available here. We’d love to see you!