Emerging Civil War to be Featured at April 2022 Pittsburgh Symposium

The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall and the Captain Thomas Espy Post are thrilled to announce the return of their biennial Civil War Symposium on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

The symposium will feature five historians from Emerging Civil War, including Kristopher D. White, Chris Mackowski, Paige Gibbons Backus, Dan Welch, and Drew Gruber. Highlighting several key themes of the second year of the Civil War, the symposium will examine how the events of 1862 impacted a soldier’s experience, including the battles that scarred them, the medicine that healed them, and the words that freed them.

Presentations Include:

Drew A. Gruber – “The Civil War on the Virginia Peninsula in 1862” 

Dan Welch – “The Emancipation Proclamation & Western Pennsylvania

Paige Gibbons Backus – “Dr. Jonathan Letterman’s Plan that Changed Military Medicine”

Chris Mackowski – “Simply Murder: The Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia”

Kristopher D. White – “The Battle of Gaines’ Mill, Virginia”

Captain Thomas Espy Post at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, Carnegie, PA

In addition to the speakers, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the national treasure Captain Thomas Espy Post, considered the most intact surviving Grand Army of the Republic Post, as well as the Lincoln Gallery, an impressive display of 100 prints of Abraham Lincoln captured between 1847 – 1865. There will also be a Civil War book sale and raffles throughout the day.

Early bird tickets are available at the discounted rate of $50.00 through December 31. From January 1 through March 31, tickets will be available at the regular price of $60.00. A boxed lunch is included with your ticket. The event is limited to 75 attendees.

Tickets may be purchased at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall

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