The Seventh Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge will be held
August 7 – 9, 2020
Our theme this year is “Fallen Leaders of the Civil War.” We are excited to host this year’s keynote speaker, Gordon Rhea, who will speak about J.E.B. Stuart’s mortal wounding at Yellow Tavern and the impact on the Army of Northern Virginia.
Stevenson Ridge will again host this year’s symposium in Spotsylvania County. 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.
This year’s theme is “Fallen Leaders of the Civil War”
The keynote speaker will be Gordon Rhea – J.E.B. Stuart’s Mortal Wounding at Yellow Tavern and the Impact on the Army of Northern Virginia
Edward Alexander, “Ambrose Powell Hill at Petersburg’s Breakthrough”
Matt Atkinson, “Earl Van Dorn”
Sarah Bierle, “John Pelham at Kelly’s Ford”
Sean Michael Chick, “P. G. T. Beauregard”
Meg Groeling, “The North’s First Martyr: Elmer Ellsworth”
Kevin Pawlak, “Fitz John Porter”
Dan Welch, “John Pope”
Kris White, “Phil Kearny at Chantilly”
As always, ECW will host a battlefield tour on Sunday morning. Details for the 2020 Tour will be released soon!
Join us at Stevenson Ridge on Friday evening and Saturday for presentations and discussions, then venture onto a battlefield for a special tour on Sunday morning. Tour details and full scheduled to be released.
Registration and Ticket Info:
$155 – Early Bird Registration – ended December 31
$175 – Regular Registration (begins January 1, 2020; available until sold out)
Registration may be purchased through PayPal (accepts all major credit cards) or by mailing a check to the address below.
We do NOT send printed tickets. Your registration and name will be on our lists for check-in and we are happy to confirm a received payment prior to the event.
Registration via PayPal – $175
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
- Full refunds are available through June 1, 2020, minus a $20 service charge
- June 1-June 30: 50% refund
- After July 1: No refunds
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: There are many hotels in Fredericksburg, but reservations at a location in South Fredericksburg is recommended for easier travel to Stevenson Ridge. ECW has made arrangements for a block of rooms:
Holiday Inn Express
5422 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Cost: $104.00 + 10.3% tax per night
Ask for “Emerging Civil War Symposium” when making reservation.
The Seventh 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.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 540-582-6263 with any questions that you may have.