Seventeenth Annual Appomattox CH / Longwood U. Civil War Seminar

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.

14th Annual Civil War Seminar from Appomattox CH and Longwood University

The Appomattox Court House National Historic Site posted details on the 14th Annual Civil War Seminar held in conjunction with Longwood University:

Date: February 16, 2013
Contact: Patrick Schroeder, 434-352-8987 x.232
Contact: Dr. David Coles, 434-395-2220

8:45 a.m.        Doors open

9:10 a.m.         Introduction by Dr. David Coles, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy, Longwood University

9:15 a.m.         Frank O’Reilly – Chancellorsville

10:15 a.m.       Robert Krick, Sr. –  Smoothbore Volley that Doomed the Confederacy: The MortalWounding of Stonewall Jackson

11:15 a.m.       Dr. Charles D. Ross – Civil War Acoustic Shadows

12:30 p.m.       Lunch

1:45 p.m.        Troy Harman – Gettysburg: A Naturally Suitable Place for Battle

2:45 p.m.         John S. Heiser – Gettysburg: The Great Reunion of 1913

Brief bios on each of the speakers.

No reservations necessary.Signs will be posted on the Longwood University Campus. For directions to the campus go to www.longwood.edu. For more information contact Dr. David Coles at 434.395.2220 or Patrick Schroeder at 434.352.8987, Ext. 232.

Again, a top notch slate of speakers this year.  And once again topics timed to the sesquicentennial.

Last year I did some live micro-blogging from the event (Tweeting as it was).  I actually used it as a trial for techniques used later during the year at some of the sesquicentennial events.  I’ll try to continue that practice this year, and improve upon the delivery.

So if you are down that way, be sure to look for me in the audience.

13th Annual Civil War Seminar at Longwood University

The Appomattox Court House National Historic Site posted details on the 13th Annual Civil War Seminar held in conjunction with Longwood University:

1862: A Year of Battles

Location: Jarman Auditorium, Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia

Date:  March 3, 2012

Schedule:

8:45 a.m.   Doors open

9:10 a.m.   Introduction by Dr. David Coles, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy, Longwood University

9:15 a.m.  John Quarstein – Richmond Saved: The 1862 Peninsula Campaign

10:15 a.m.  John Hennessy – Second Manassas: Revisiting Return to Bull Run

11:15 a.m. Thomas Clemens – General EzraCarman and the Maryland Campaign of 1862

12:30  Lunch

1:45 p.m.  Thomas McGrath –  Shepherdstown: Last Clash of the Maryland Campaign, September 19-20, 1862

2:45 p.m.  Frank O’Rielly – Fredericksburg: Winter War on the Rappahannock


More details in the park’s flyer for the event.  No reservations necessary. Signs will be posted on the Longwood University campus. For directions to the campus go to www.Longwood.edu. For more information contact Dr. David Coles at 434-395-2220 or Patrick Schroeder at 434-352-8987 ext. 32.

Another great lineup of speakers this year.  The organizers continue to impress with the quality of speakers, and breath of coverage.  For that reason I always mark out time each year for this event.

Jarman Auditorium proved an excellent venue last year.  Given the “tech friendly” campus at Longwood, I’m going to try some blogging from there during the day.  I’m not much into the “live blogging” so perhaps more or less posting my notes after each presentation.  We’ll see how that goes.

So if you are down that way, be sure to look for me in the audience.