2018 Symposium Schedule Released

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve released the schedule for Emerging Civil War’s 5th Annual Symposium! Keep in mind it’s a tentative schedule – subject to minor changes – but here’s the timing and the plan…

If you’re planning to attend, get your tickets soon. Seating is limited. More information on the Symposium Page.

Friday, August 3, 2018

4:00pm: Registration

5:00pm: Bert Dunkerly, Turning Points, An Overview 

6:00pm: Scott Hartwig (Keynote Speaker), Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation

7:00pm: Historians Panel – Steve Phan, Paige Gibbons, Kevin Pawlak, Bert Dunkerly, Drew Gruber, Chris Mackowski (emcee)

8:00pm: Chris Mackowski, Closing Remarks                    

Saturday, August 4, 2018

8am:  Registration begins, coffee service

8:45am: Chris Mackowski, Welcome

9:00am: Gregory A. Mertz, Defeated Victory: Albert Sidney Johnston’s Death at Shiloh 

10:00am: James A. Morgan, Unintended Consequences: Ball’s Bluff and the Rise of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War

11:00am: Doug Crenshaw, The Rise of Lee: Richmond 1862

12:00: Lunch

1:30pm: Matthew Atkinson, Gettysburg vs. Vicksburg: What’s the Bigger Turning Point? 

2:30pm: Andrew Redd, The Election of 1864, The Point of No Return: Turning Points within the 1864 Presidential Election and the Doom of the Confederacy

3:30pm: Chris Kolakowski, Grant Takes Command

4:30pm: Edward Alexander, Grant Crosses the James

 5:30pm: Conclusion/Wrap Up

7:00pm: Evening Event at 1781 Brewery (more information at the Symposium)

Sunday, August 5, 2018

8:30am  Tour Begins – Jackson at Chancellorsville (led by Chris Mackowski)