We’re gearing up for our big Civil War weekend: the Sixth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge.
The event kicks off Friday afternoon and runs all day Saturday with a line up that includes a keynote address from historian A. Wilson Greene, author of the monumental new book A Campaign of Giants: The Battle for Petersburg. Greene will be talking about Grant’s second assault to take the city, a forgotten action that ties into our theme this year: “Forgotten Battles.”
Our line up features eleven other speakers, including our own historian-in-residence, Chris Mackowski, who’ll be speaking about his most recent book, The Great Battle Never Fought: The Mine Run Campaign. The symposium also features a tour on Sunday of the North Anna battlefield.
The event sold out by early June, so if you’re interested in attending next year’s event, keep your eyes peeled for details here at the Stevenson Ridge blog. We’ll be announcing our theme, keynote speaker, and tour for next year this weekend, and tickets will go on sale soon thereafter. Stay tuned!