Call Us: (540)582-6263

Tickets Still Available for the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge!

Cannon SR LodgeDetails are shaping up for the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, which will be held August 4-6. Our theme this year is “Great Defenses of the Civil War,” and for the first time ever, we’ll be holding the entire event in the Lodge (because we’ve outgrown the Riddick House). Tickets are only $125 and include a whole slew of things, including this amazing line-up of Emerging Civil War speakers: 

(ECW has posted previews of the talks on their website, so just click on the link with each presenter for more information.)

Dr. Kelly Mezurek—“Rebel Soldiers and Darkies on Guard over Them!”: Race, Retaliation, and Black Soldiers as Civil War Sentinels

Keynote Speaker Dr. Brian Matthew Jordan—“Without A Parallel During the War”: The Confederate Defense of South Mountain

Daniel Welch: “Boys, give them rocks”: Jackson’s Stand at Second Manassas

Kevin Pawlak: “Water to his Front, Water to his Rear”: Robert E. Lee Defends the Confederate High Water Mark at Sharpsburg, September 17, 1862

Chris Kolakowski: “I Will Die Right Here”: The Army of the Cumberland at Stones River

Eric J. Wittenberg: “The Devil’s to Pay”: John Buford at Gettysburg

Matt Atkinson: The Confederate Defense of Vicksburg

Dr. Chris Mackowski (our historian-in-residence!): “We Must Strike Them a Blow!”: Lee’s Defense of the North Anna River

Ryan Quint: Lew Wallace’s Stand at Monocacy

William Lee White: “Left their lifeless remains as testimonials to…futility”:  The Confederate Defense of Kennesaw Mountain

On Friday, August 4, we’ll hold our annual author/speaker “Roundtable Discussion” emceed by our own Chris Mackowski. Roundtable discussion topics will include our theme, “Great Defenses of the Civil War”; the legacy of these defenses; Lee, Grant, Jackson, Thomas, and other personalities; and more.

On Sunday August 6, we’ll do a car caravan tour of the Brandy Station Battlefield with Eric J. Wittenberg and Daniel T. Davis.

Chef Brad will be making lunch for Saturday, which is also included in the price of admission, as are Friday hors d’oeuvres (with a cash bar) and Saturday coffee service.