Tag Archives: Symposium 2017

Continued Coverage of Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium

Over the course of the next few days, our friends at C-SPAN 3 will air presentations from this year’s Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium. Eric Wittenberg’s discussion of John Buford’s defense at Gettysburg will be shown on this Sunday, … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 8/7-8/13/17

At the 2017 Emerging Civil War Symposium’s last weekend, the theme was “Great Defenses of the Civil War.” Which defense would you nominate as the greatest of the Civil War? Why?

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Week In Review: July 31-August 6

The first week in August is routinely one of the busiest weeks for Emerging Civil War members and guests. It’s usually not the week with most blog posts, but it’s Symposium Week! Lots of work getting ready to welcome and … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 7/31-8/6/17

This coming weekend is Emerging Civil War’s 4th Annual Symposium at Stevenson’s Ridge. On Sunday, we’ll be touring Brandy Station Battlefield. Who’s your favorite officer or common soldier at the Battle of Brandy Station? Why?

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Last-Minute Symposium Lodging at Stevenson Ridge

Due to a last-minute cancellation, Stevenson Ridge has a vacancy available on site during the Emerging Civil War Symposium. The Tobacco Barn is available for a two-night stay (Friday and Saturday) at a special Symposium rate of $350 + tax. … Continue reading

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July-August Presentations

July: 1st: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Emerging Civil War Series book signing, Gettysburg Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Battlefield, featuring Dan Davis, Dwight Hughes, Chris Mackowski, Rob Orrison, Ryan Quint (others TBA) 6th: Edward Alexander, “Dawn of Victory: Breakthrough at Petersburg,” North … Continue reading

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Chris Mackowski: Revisiting the North Anna River

So, I’m speaking at the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge in August, where we’re focusing on “Great Defenses of the Civil War,” and my topic is the Confederate defense along the North Anna River. I’m supposed … Continue reading

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Dan Welch: Interpreting Stonewall at Second Manassas

The concentration of this year’s ECW Symposium will examine great defensive stands of the American Civil War. The multi-day event will look at numerous commanders, command decisions, and battlefields along the way, including both theaters of the conflict. For me, … Continue reading

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Kevin Pawlak: Robert E. Lee Defends the Confederate High Water Mark at Sharpsburg

Two months from today, Kevin Pawlak will be speaking at the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge (Aug. 4-6). His talk, “‘Water to his Front, Water to his Rear’: Robert E. Lee Defends the Confederate High Water Mark … Continue reading

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Ryan Quint: The Other Exiled Commander at Monocacy

The Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge is coming up Aug. 4-6. We’ve asked each of our speakers to share with us a story related to the topic they’ll be presenting as part of our “Great Defenses of … Continue reading

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