The 10th Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium

Event Info

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.net

The theme is 1864: The War in the Balance

 

Friday Keynote:

Brian Steel Wills—“The Devil Take the Hindmost:” Why Nathan Bedford Forrest Could Not Save Atlanta

Saturday Keynote:

Jonathan Noyalas—“To Appreciate the Relation”: Lincoln, Sheridan, and the Shenandoah Valley in 1864

Curt Fields as Ulysses S. GrantFriday morning bonus program: “Grant’s Promotion to Lieutenant General: Turning Point” (held at Massaponax Church)

Neil P. Chatelain—Unpacking Mobile Bay’s Criticality

Daniel T. Davis—Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor

John Hennessy—Overland Whirlwind: A Reflection on the Overland Campaign, May 1864

Derek Maxfield— “Helmira”: The North’s Most Notorious POW Camp

Tim Talbott—“We Fight for Our Rights, Liberty, Justice, and Union”: The Battle of New Market Heights, September 29, 1864

Zachery Fry—Politics in a Time of War: The 1864 Election

Cecily N. Zander—Refining War: William Tecumseh Sherman in 1864

The Sunday morning battlefield tour will be announced!

Schedule to be announced in the Spring of 2024

Regular Registration/Ticket – $300.00

Regular Registration is available from January 1, 2024 until the event is sold out.

 

Early Bird Registration was available through December 31, 2023.

  • Full refunds are available through June 1, 2024, minus a $20 service charge
  • June 1-June 30: 50% refund
  • After July 1: No refunds

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.net

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 10th 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.

Please contact us at emergingcivilwar@gmail.com with any questions that you may have.