The Seventh Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium
at Stevenson Ridge August 6-8, 2021
Join us for “Fallen Leaders” and keynote speaker Gordon Rhea!
Gordon Rhea will speak about J.E.B. Stuart’s mortal wounding at Yellow Tavern and the impact on the Army of Northern Virginia. Greg Mertz will offer a Sunday tour of James Longstreet’s wounding at the Wilderness battlefield. Our line-up also includes eight other fantastic ECW speakers!
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.
The 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”
On Sunday morning, Greg Mertz will give a tour of James Longstreet’s wounding on the Wilderness Battlefield.
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:
If you rolled your 2020 tickets for the 2021 event, you’re set! There are still tickets available for the rescheduled symposium in 2021:
2021 ECW Symposium Tickets – $175
As of January 31, 2021, registration has been closed in an effort to be prepared for changing health guidelines for events in the state of Virginia. We hope to be able to re-open registration as those guidelines for August are known. Thank you for your understanding.
- Full refunds are available through June 1, 2021, 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.
There is a group rate available at:
Holiday Inn Express Fredericksburg Southpoint
5422 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
540-898-5550 – ask for the “Emerging Civil War group rate” for the weekend of the symposium!
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.