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War Institute

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Gettysburg, PA 17325
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2017 Schedule

2017 Civil War Institute Summer Conference Schedule

June 9-14, 2017

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

Friday, June 9

 

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration in Campus Union Building (CUB) Ballroom

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

Welcome, Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College) 

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

Abraham Lincoln & the Gettysburg Moment, Martin Johnson (Miami University)

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 

Dinner

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Lincoln as a War President: A Conversation with Harold Holzer
Harold Holzer (Hunter College) & Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College)

7:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social
Mr. G's Ice Cream

Saturday, June 10

 

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  

Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War
John Quist (Shippensburg University)
Michael Birkner (Gettysburg College)

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

Break

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

 Alarm in the Neighborhood: Reinterpreting Nat Turner and His Rebellion
Anthony Kaye (Penn State University)

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

Break

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

Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams During the Civil War, Jonathan White (Christopher Newport University)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Attendees choose one - no reservations required)

(1) Bounty Men, Brian Luskey (West Virginia University)

(2) Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army After 1861, Kenneth Noe (Auburn University)

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Break

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

(1) Confederate Women & Union Soldiers in Sherman’s March, Lisa Tendrich Frank

(2) Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War, Rachel A. Shelden (University of Oklahoma)

(3) Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons, Fiona Deans Halloran (Rowland Hall - St. Mark's School)

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

 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

(1) Clara Barton and the Missing Soldier's Office, Amelia Grabowski (National Museum of Civil War Medicine)

(2) Jewels from the Museum of the Confederacy, Cathy Wright (Museum of the Confederacy)

(3) Wrecked But Not Forgotten: Civil War Ships in Hampton Roads, Laura Lawfer Orr (Hampton Roads Naval Museum)

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Dinner

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Hood's Boys: The Soldiers & Families of Hood's Texas Brigade , Susannah Ural (University of Southern Mississippi)

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

Debating William Tecumseh Sherman
Moderator: Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College)
Brooks Simpson (Arizona State University)
John Marszalek (Mississippi State University)
Earl Hess (Lincoln Memorial University)

Sunday, June 11

 

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

(1) Overview: Chattanooga, James Ogden (Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park)

(2) Overview: Perryville, Kenneth Noe (Auburn University)

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

(1) Rethinking Braxton Bragg, Earl Hess (Lincoln Memorial University)

(2) Henry Halleck, John Marszalek (Mississippi State University)

(3) Citizen-Officers: Junior Officer Corps, Andrew Bledsoe (Lee University)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Unionism in the Confederacy
Barton Myers (Washington & Lee University)

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

Break

2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Break-Out Sessions Attendees pick two - PRE-ASSIGNED

2:45 p.m. -3:45 p.m.
(ROUND I)
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(BREAK)
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ROUND II)

Brian Luskey
Christian Keller
Lorien Foote
Jen Murray
Tim Orr
Andrew Bledsoe
Fiona Deans Halloran
Ashley Luskey
Rachel Sheldon
Lisa Tendrich Frank
Laura Lawfer Orr

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Dinner

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Union Prisoner of War Escape Narratives
Lorien Foote (Texas A&M)

7:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Break

7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Panel: Myths & Realities of Civil War Battle Tactics
Earl Hess (Lincoln Memorial University)
Carol Reardon (Penn State University)
Keith Bohannon (University of West Georgia)
Jennifer Murray (University of Virginia – Wise)

8:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

Tour Prep Sessions (On-Campus)

(1) Cedar Mountain, Greg Mertz (Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park)

(2) The Mine Run Campaign, Eric Mink (Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park)

(3) Mosby's Confederacy, Dennis Frye (Harpers Ferry National Historical Park) & Richard Gillespie (Mosby Heritage Area)

(4) Antietam TBD, Carol Reardon (Penn State University) & Tom Vossler (Licensed Battlefield Guide)

(5) Staff Ride: Chancellorsville, Christian Keller (U.S. Army War College)

(6) Battle of Gettysburg Introductory Tour, Brooks Simpson (Arizona State University)

Monday, June 12

 

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bus Tours Depart:

 

(1) Cedar Mountain, Greg Mertz (Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park)

 

(2) Mine Run Campaign, Eric Mink (Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park)

 

(3) Mosby’s Confederacy, Dennis Frye (Harpers Ferry National Historical Park) & Richard Gillespie (Mosby Heritage Area)

 

(4) Antietam TBD, Carol Reardon (Penn State University) & Tom Vossler (Licensed Battlefield Guide)

 

(5) Staff Ride – Battle TBD, Christian Keller (U.S. Army War College) & Christopher Stowe (Marine Corps University)

(6) Battle of Gettysburg Introductory Tour, Brooks Simpson

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Dinner

Tuesday, June 13

 

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

Breakfast

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

Tours: Gettysburg at the Brigade Level

(1) Georgia Brigade TBD, Keith Bohannon (West Georgia University)

(2) Brigade TBD, Ashley Luskey (Civil War Institute)

(3) Armistead’s Brigade, Wayne Motts (National Civil War Museum) & Jim Hessler (Licensed Battlefield Guide)

(4) Brigade TBD, Jennifer Murray (University of Virginia – Wise)

(5) Zook’s Brigade, Tim Orr (Old Dominion University)

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

Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Free Time

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

(1) The North’s Wartime Governors, Stephen Engle (Florida Atlantic University)

(2) Apostle of Union: Edward Everett, Matthew Mason (Brigham Young University)

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

Break

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

The Confederate Flag, John Coski (Museum of the Confederacy)

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Dinner – BBQ
Specialty Dining

7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Final Panel
Brooks Simpson (Arizona State University)
Lorien Foote (Texas A&M)
Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College)

Wednesday, June 14

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Check-out in CUB Room #126

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