The Civil 
War Institute

300 North Washington Street
Campus box 435
Gettysburg, PA 17325
P: 717.337.6590
civilwar@gettysburg.edu

2018 Schedule

2018 Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Summer Conference

June 22-27, 2018

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

Friday, June 22

 

12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Check-in

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Welcome, Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College)

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Mercenary Soldiers, William Marvel (Independent Scholar)

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dinner

6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Hood's Boys: The Texas Brigade and the American Civil War, Susannah Ural (University of Southern Mississippi)

7:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Break

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Conversation with James Robertson
Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College) & James Robertson (Virginia Tech)

8:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social
Mr. G's Ice Cream

Saturday, June 23

 

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

(Attendees pick 1, no reservations required)

(1) Stonewall Jackson's Maps at Chancellorsville, Beth Parnicza (Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park)

(2) Slave Medicine, Deirdre Cooper Owens (Queens College-The City University of New York)

(3) "Know It When You See It": Pornography, U.S. Soldiers, and the Civil War, Judith Giesberg (Villanova University)

(4) Roundtable Conversation: Prisoner of War Experiences
Angela Zombek (UNC-Wilmington)
Evan Kutzler (Georgia Southwestern State University)
Caroline Newhall (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Moderator: Michael Gray (East Stroudsburg University)

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Break

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Meade at Gettysburg, Kent Masterson Brown (Witnessing History Education Foundation, Inc.)

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The War for the Common Soldier, Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College)

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

LUNCH-IN DISCUSSIONS (pre-assigned)

Evan Kutzler (Georgia Southwestern State University)
Caroline Newhall (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Susannah Ural (University of Southern Mississippi)
Angela Zombek (UNC-Wilmington)

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Eisenhower and Civil War Legacies, Michael Birkner (Gettysburg College)

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Battle of the Crater, A. Wilson Greene (Pamplin Historical Park)

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Dinner

5:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Gettysburg Battlefield Tours

(1) The Seminary Ridge Museum, Daryl Black (Seminary Ridge Museum)

(2) "No Troops on the Field Had Done Better": The Counterattack of Caldwell's Division Into the Wheatfield, Scott Hartwig (Independent Historian)

(3) Hood’s Texas Brigade, Susannah Ural (University of Southern Mississippi)

(4) Controversies in Stone: Union and Confederate Monuments at Gettysburg, Dan Vermilya (Eisenhower National Historic Site)

(5) The 12th New Hampshire and the Fight for the Klingle Farm, John Hoptak (Gettysburg National Military Park)

Sunday, June 24

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

(Attendees pick 1, no reservations required)

(1) USCT Desertion, Jonathan Lande (Brown University)

(2) The Civil War Defenses of Washington, Steve Phan (Civil War Defenses of Washington)

(3) Arming the Union: Springfield Armory in the Civil War, Susan Ashman (Springfield Armory NHS)

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

One President and Two Generals: Lincoln, McClellan, and Grant, Brooks Simpson (Arizona State University)

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Break

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Roundtable Conversation: Reflecting on Grant's Memoirs
Brooks Simpson (Arizona State University), John Hennessy (Author, Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas), Jennifer Murray (Oklahoma State University), William Marvel (Independent Scholar)
Moderator: James Broomall (Shepherd University)

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Union Spy: Elizabeth Van Lew, Elizabeth Varon (University of Virginia)

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Break

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Movie Discussions

(Attendees pick 1; no reservations required)

(1) "Cold Mountain," James Broomall (Shepherd University)

(2) "Andersonville," Angela Zombek (UNC-Wilmington)

(3) "Ride With the Devil," Michael Gray (East Stroudsburg University)

(4) "Free State of Jones," Elizabeth Varon (University of Virginia)

5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Dinner

DINE-IN DISCUSSIONS (pre-assigned)
Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College)
Deirdre Cooper Owens (Queen’s College—The City University of New York)
Jonathan Lande (Brown University)
Ashley Whitehead Luskey (Gettysburg College)
Keith Bohannon (University of West Georgia)
Jennifer Murray (Oklahoma State University)

Monday, June 25

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bus Tours Depart:

(1) In the Footsteps of John Brown, Dennis Frye (Independent Historian)

(2) 2nd Manassas, John Hennessy (Author, Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas) & Brooks Simpson (Arizona State University)

(3) Photography at Antietam, Garry Adelman (Civil War Trust)

(4) Meade at Gettysburg, Kent Masterson Brown (Witnessing History Education Foundation, Inc.) & Christopher Stowe (Marine Corps University, Quantico)

(5) Civil War Defenses of Washington, Steve Phan (Civil War Defenses of Washington)

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dinner

Tuesday, June 26

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Breakout Tours In the Footsteps of Soldiers and Civilians

(1-hour classroom discussion of primary source documents followed by a focused battlefield tour)

(1) Embattled Civilians, Ashley Whitehead Luskey (Gettysburg College)

(2) Alexander McNeill, 2nd South Carolina Infantry, Keith Bohannon (University of West Georgia)

(3) Slocum's Second Interior Line on July 1, Troy Harman (National Park Service)

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Full Day Tours

(4) Gettysburg Off-the-Beaten-Path, Garry Adelman (Civil War Trust) (Walking Intensive)

(5) Meade's Pursuit to Williamsport, Jennifer Murray (Oklahoma State University)

12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Roundtable Conversation: Lee & His Lieutenants
Brooks Simpson (Arizona State University), John Hennessy (Author, Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas), Keith Bohannon (University of West Georgia), A. Wilson Greene (Pamplin Historical Park)
Moderator: Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College)

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Break

5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Dinner

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Final Panel: Essential Classic Books on the Civil War
Jennifer Murray (Oklahoma State University), Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College), Ashley Whitehead Luskey (Gettysburg College),  Keith Bohannon (University of West Georgia), Scott Hartwig (Independent Historian)

Wednesday, June 27

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

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