When one ECW symposium just isn’t enough, we have you covered…but only if you act quickly! Only 30 seats remain available for the upcoming Civil War Symposium at The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall and the Captain Thomas Espy Post in Carnegie, Pennsylvania 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.
Drew A. Gruber – “The Civil War on the Virginia Peninsula in 1862”
Dan Welch – “Abraham Lincoln & The Emancipation Proclamation”
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”
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 an expansive Civil War book sale and raffles throughout the day.
A limited number of tickets are available at the regular price of $60.00, which includes the five lectures and a boxed lunch. Tickets may be purchased at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall