This year’s Civil War Seminar, hosted by Appomattox Court House National Historic Park and Longwood University is on Saturday, February 6, 2016. As in the past few years, the place to be is Jarman Auditorium on the Longwood University campus, Farmville, Virginia.
This year’s focus is “After Appomattox.” Speakers and schedule are:
- 8:30 AM – Doors open.
- 9:00 AM – Introduction by Dr. David Coles.
- 9:10 AM – Ernie Price – Marching out of Formation: Confederates Going Home after Appomattox.
- 10:15 AM – Patrick Schroeder – Appomattox: After the Surrender to 1865.
- 11:15 AM – Rick Hatcher – Return to Fort Sumter.
- 12:30 PM – Lunch.
- 1:45 PM – Frank O’Reilly – Uneasy Alliance: Brokering Peace with Grant and Lee.
- 2:45 PM – Eric Wittenberg – Wade Hampton and Joshua Chamberlain: Parallel Lives Well Lived.
So we see the seminar organizers are keeping somewhat with their sesquicentennial themes, and building upon the outstanding 2015 seminar (and what a grand three-day event that was!). Though returning to the one-day format.
The cost is right in your range…. Free!
More details on the event website (here). Hope to see you there. If not, I’ll be doing my regular tweeting from the event… so join me virtually if you cannot attend in person.