Twentieth Annual Civil War Seminar at Longwood University

Twenty years and still going strong!

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Longwood University host their annual Civil War on Saturday, February 9 this year. This program has a reputation for delivering quality speakers. And is open to the public… as in free.

Location is the Jarman Auditorium, on the Longwood University campus. Parking is available on Wheeler Lot, at corner of High Street and Griffin Boulevard.

This year’s speakers and schedule:

  • 8:30 AM – Doors Open. Introduction by Dr. David Coles.
  • 9:00 AM – John Quarstein, “The Ship that Saved the Nation: The Monitor’s Recovery and Conservation”
  • 10:15 AM – Jake Wynn, “Discovering Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office”
  • 11:30 AM – Edwin C. Bearss, “Recovering the USS Cairo from the Yazoo.”
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch break.
  • 1:45 PM – Caroline Janney, “We Were Not Surrendered: Paroling Lee’s Army After Appomattox.”
  • 2:45 PM – Brandon Bies, “Unprecedented Discovery at Manassas National Battlefield Park: Field Hospital Burials Unearthed”

We might conclude from the titles, this year’s theme is “things lost and found.”

I plan on attending, as this is my usual “break out from the winter encampment” event. Hope to see you there. But if not I do plan on tweeting some of the highlights.

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