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Symposium Spotlight: Eric Wittenberg

Eric Wittenberg’s award-winning book The Devil’s to Pay: John Buford at Gettysburg offered the first in-depth exploration of the famous stand by Federal cavalrymen that opened the battle of Gettysburg. By picking the ground for battle and setting up a delaying defense, … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Lee White

Lee White spends most days at Chickamauga and Chattanooga, where he works as a park ranger, but this summer, at the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, Lee will make a foray into the Georgia interior. His … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Dan Welch

August 27, 1862—the day Stonewall resorted to rocks. Jackson had resolved to bring the “miscreant Pope” to battle, and it was with this resolve that Jackson made one of the great defensive stands of the American Civil War. At the … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Ryan Quint

“Determined to Stand and Fight” sounds like a gritty defense if ever there was one. Ryan Quint’s new book, Determined to Stand and Fight: Lew Wallace and the Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864, will be the focus of his … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Kevin Pawlak

With your back to the river, what sort of defense do you put up when you’re forced to stand and fight? That’s the question Kevin Pawlak will tackle at the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Kevin’s … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Kelly Mezurek

Although we’re focusing on “Great Defenses of the Civil War” at the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge this year, we asked Kelly Mezurek to put her own spin on it as she considered the theme. Kelly … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Chris Mackowski

Perhaps the perfect Confederate defense in Virginia materialized overnight from May 23 to 24, 1864, along the south bank of the North Anna River. That “Great Defense” will be Chris Mackowski’s topic at the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Chris Kolakowski

The Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge will focus on “Great Defenses of the Civil War” this year. Presenter Chris Kolakowski contends that the Army of the Cumberland’s defense at Stones River ranks among the turning-point events … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Matt Atkinson

We’re pleased to welcome back historian Matt Atkinson for this year’s Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, Aug. 4-6, 2017. As part of our theme “Great Defenses of the Civil War,” Matt will offer a look at the defense … Continue reading

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Symposium Keynote Speaker Brian Matthew Jordan

We are pleased this year to welcome Dr. Brian Matthew Jordan as the keynote speaker for our Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Last April, the Pulitzer committee listed Brian’s fantastic book Marching Home: Union Veterans and … Continue reading

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