2021 Symposium

The Seventh Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge has been POSTPONED to 2021.

The Seventh Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge will now be held August 6-8, 2021. We will keep the same theme, “Fallen Leaders,” and our keynote speaker, Gordon Rhea, has graciously agreed to headline the event.

Our theme is “Fallen Leaders of the Civil War,” and our keynote speaker, Gordon Rhea, 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.

Theme:

The theme is “Fallen Leaders of the Civil War

Keynote Speaker:

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

Speakers:

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”

Battlefield Tour:

As always, ECW will host a battlefield tour on Sunday morning. Details for the 2021 Tour will be released soon!

Event Details:

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 Early Bird Tickets – $155



Refund Policy:

  • Full refunds are available through June 1, 2021, minus a $20 service charge
  • June 1-June 30: 50% refund
  • After July 1: No refunds

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: There are many hotels in Fredericksburg, but reservations at a location in South Fredericksburg is recommended for easier travel to Stevenson Ridge.

The Lodge at Stevenson Ridge

Important Reminder:

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.

Contact Us:

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