2022 Symposium

The Eighth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium
at Stevenson Ridge August 5-7, 2022

Theme: Great “What Ifs?” of the Civil War

Symposium Tickets – $225.00



Stevenson Ridge will again host this coming 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

Theme:

The theme is Great “What Ifs?” of the Civil War

Speakers:

  • Garry Adelman, Keynote – “Speculation Run Amok: Fun with Gettysburg’s ‘What Ifs”
  • Sarah Kay Bierle – “What if Rienzi Stumbled at Cedar Creek?”
  • Neil Chatelain – “Ambitions & Challenges of a Confederate Navy European Ironclad Squadron”
  • Sean Chick – “Braxton Bragg and Command of the Army of Tennessee”
  • Phill Greenwalt – “What If: A Confederate Western Empire”
  • Brian Matthew Jordan – The Concept of “What If”
  • Gordon Rhea – “Six Great What If’s of the Overland Campaign”
  • Jon Tracey – “The Realities of Civil War Medicine” (What if it wasn’t as bad as we think it is?)
  • Kris White – “What if Stonewall Jackson Had Not Been Shot?”
  • Panel Discussion – “The Great What If’s…”
  • Panel Discussion – “What If’s of the Maryland Campaign…”

Battlefield Tour:

Slaughter Pen Battlefield with Kristopher D. White & Chris Mackowski

Schedule of Events:

Friday, August 5:

03:00pm – 03:45pm – Doors Open, Registration, Happy Hour
03:45pm – 04:00pm – Introductions – Chris Mackowski
04:00pm – 04:50pm – The Concept of “What If” – Brian Matthew Jordan
04:50pm – 05:25pm – Break, Hors devours
05:25pm – 06:15pm – “Ambitions & Challenges of a Confederate Navy European Ironclad Squadron” – Neil Chatelain
06:15pm – 06:30pm – Break
06:30pm – 06:45pm – Awards – Chris Mackowski
06:45pm – 07:45pm – Keynote: “Speculation Run Amok: Fun with Gettysburg’s ‘What Ifs” – Garry Adelman
07:45pm – 08:00pm – Break
08:00pm – 08:50pm – Maryland Campaign “What If” Panel Discussion
08:50pm – 09:00pm – Closing Remarks

Saturday, August 6:

08:00am – 08:45am – Doors Open, Continental Breakfast, Opening Remarks
08:45am – 09:35am – “What If: A Confederate Western Empire” – Phill Greenwalt
09:35am – 09:45am – Break
09:45am – 10:35am – “What if Rienzi Stumbled at Cedar Creek?” – Sarah Bierle
10:35am – 10:55am – Break
10:55am – 11:45am – The Realities of Civil War Medicine” (What if it wasn’t as bad as we think it is?) – Jon Tracey
11:45am – 01:00pm – Lunch
01:00pm – 01:50pm – “Six Great What If’s of the Overland Campaign” – Gordon Rhea
01:50pm – 02:00pm – Break
02:00pm – 02:50pm – “What if Stonewall Jackson Had Not Been Shot?” – Kris White
02:50pm – 03:00pm – Break
03:00pm – 03:50pm – “Braxton Bragg and Command of the Army of Tennessee” – Sean Chick
03:50pm – 04:10pm – Break
04:10pm – 05:00pm – “What If” Panel Discussion
06:00pm – 09:00pm – Strangeways Brewing

Sunday, August 7:

09:00am – 12:00pm – Slaughter Pen Tour – Kris White, Chris Mackowski

Registration and Ticket Info:

(Early Bird Registration closed on December 31, 2021.)

Regular Symposium Tickets are on sale now until sold out or until August 03, 2022.

$225.00




Refund Policy:

  • Full refunds are available through June 1, 2022, 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.

There is a block of rooms set aside for ECW Symposium guests for
August 5-7, 2022. The room rate is $99.00 + 12.3% tax per night per room.

Holiday Inn Express Fredericksburg Southpoint
5422 Patriot Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Please call Holiday Inn Express- Fredericksburg-Southpoint directly at 540-898-5550 and ask for the “Emerging Civil War” rate. Or you can use this booking link – just enter the Symposium dates and it should give you the reduced summer rate for the ECW room block: Online Reservations for ECW Hotel Rooms

The Lodge at Stevenson Ridge

Important Reminder:

The Eighth 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.

Sponsors:

Thank you to our sponsor Civil War Trails!

Civil War Trails remains an important ECW partner. We are thrilled to have ECW as a sponsor for our 2022 symposium!

Contact Us:

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