Category Archives: Symposium

Symposium Preview with Rob Orrison

by ECW Correspondent Jordan Vollmer More than 100 people are already registered to attend the Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge slated for this summer. Rob Orrison, co-organizer of this year’s event, gives the credit to this … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Rea Andrew Redd

Certainly there were turning points during the war that occurred off the battlefield. Returning to a political turning point, this week’s Symposium Spotlight features Rea Andrew Redd and his preview of the 1864 election. If you still have not purchased … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Matt Atkinson

Civil War historians and enthusiasts alike have always regarded the battle of Gettysburg and the Union victory there as a turning point of the war. Other campaigns and battles were happening at the same time, however. So what was the … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Chris Mackowski

For this year’s Sunday morning battlefield, Chris Mackowski will be leading us across the very ground where one of the biggest turning points in the Confederate war effort happened, Chancellorsville. In this week’s symposium spotlight, Chris previews his battlefield tour … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Christopher Kolakowski

Welcome back to another installment of our 2018 Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight. Our final speaker on Saturday, August 4, will be Christopher Kolakowski. He will bridge the divide between battlefield and political turning points of the war as he … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Doug Crenshaw

There is little question of Robert E. Lee’s impact on the Confederate war effort. As we welcome you back to yet another installment of the 2018 Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight, preview Doug Crenshaw’s talk The Rise of Lee: Richmond 1862. If … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Jim Morgan

This week the Symposium Spotlight shines on Jim Morgan. Mr. Morgan’s study of the battle of Ball’s Bluff in the fall of 1861 has been widely recognized as the definitive work on the battle and it’s campaign since its release. … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Gregory Mertz

Welcome to back to our next installment of the ECW Symposium Spotlight. Our first speaker on Saturday morning at the 2018 Emerging Civil War Symposium is Gregory Mertz. Focusing on the events of the battle of Shiloh and its results … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Bert Dunkerly

Over the next several weeks we’ll be introducing you to the 2018 ECW Symposium full line-up of speakers. You’ll not only be able to learn a little bit more about the outstanding historians and speakers that will presenting at the … Continue reading

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Final Hours: Early Bird Rate for Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium

Don’t be slow to act like George McClellan. Be aggressive, and seize the initiative like Robert E. Lee for the Early Bird Rate for the Fifth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium. The ball may drop at midnight tonight, but the cost … Continue reading

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