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Gettysburg, PA 17325
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2015 Schedule

2015 Civil War Institute Schedule: The Civil War in 1865

*Subject to Change*

Friday, June 19

 

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration in Campus Union Building (CUB) Ballroom

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Dinner

6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Welcome, Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College)

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Reflecting on Battle Cry of Freedom: A Conversation with James McPherson, Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College) & James McPherson

7:45 p.m.

Ice Cream Social
Bullet Hole Patio

Saturday, June 20

 

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  

Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Lincoln in Death – Bigger Than Life: The Art & Iconography of the Assassination, Harold Holzer

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Break

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Repeats Appomattox, Stephen Cushman (University of Virginia)

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

“‘The Rebels Are Our Countrymen Again’: U.S. Grant & the Meaning of Appomattox, Joan Waugh (UCLA)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (Student Scholarship Luncheon)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

 

(1) “At Home Once More and Free”: The 16th Connecticut’s Final Year of War, Lesley Gordon (University of Akron)

 

(2) Surviving the Environment of War: Soldiers & Self-Care, Kathryn Shively Meier (Virginia Commonwealth University)

 

(3) TBD, Aaron Sheehan-Dean (Louisiana State University)

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Tours – Gettysburg: In the Footsteps of a Solider

 

(1) Lt. Colonel Rufus Dawes of the 6th Wisconsin, Scott Hartwig

 

(2) Private Justus Silliman of the 17th Connecticut, Peter Vermilyea (Civil War Institute)

 

(3) Lt. Col. Benjamin Humphreys of the 21st Mississippi, Jennifer Murray (University of Virginia - Wise)

 

(4) Colonel Eliakim Sherrill of the 126th New York Infantry, Dan Welch (The Gettysburg Foundation)

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Dinner

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

The Grand Review, Gary W. Gallagher (University of Virginia)

Sunday, June 21

 

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Panel: Why Did Confederates Keep Fighting?
Moderator: Aaron Sheehan-Dean (Louisiana State University)
Panelists: Lesley Gordon (University of Akron), Gary W. Gallagher (University of Virginia),  Peter S. Carmichael (Gettysburg College), Kathryn Shively Meier (Virginia Commonwealth University)

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Break

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Removing Gettysburg’s Confederate Dead to Virginia, Caroline Janney (Purdue University)

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

With Malice Toward Some: Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era, William Blair (Pennsylvania State University)

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

Lunch

1:30 p.m. 

Buses Depart for Richmond, Virginia

4:30 p.m. -5:00  p.m.

Buses arrive in Richmond/Petersburg, Virginia

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Dinner

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Overview of the Petersburg & Appomattox Campaigns, A. Wilson Greene (Pamplin Historical Park)

7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Break

7:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

From Petersburg to Passchendaele: Great War Generations, History, and Memory
Ian Isherwood (Civil War Institute)

Monday, June 22

 

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast (Hotel)

8:00 a.m.  

Bus Tours Depart:

 

(1) The Petersburg Campaign (I), A. Wilson Greene (Pamplin Historical Park)

 

(2) The Petersburg Campaign (II), TBD (Pamplin Historical Park)

 

(3) Lee’s Retreat to Appomattox (I) , Ernie Price (Appomattox Court House NHP)

 

(4) Lee’s Retreat to Appomattox (II), Robert E.L. Krick (Richmond NBP)

 

(5) Lee’s Retreat to Appomattox (III),  Bert Dunkerly (Richmond NBP)

 

(6) Staff Ride: Appomattox, Christopher Stowe (U.S. Army Command & General Staff College)

5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dinner & “Open House” at Pamplin Historical Park

Tuesday, June 23

 

7:30 a.m. –8:00 a.m.

Breakfast (Hotel)

8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Tours

 

(1) Lincoln in Richmond (2 Buses), Mike Gorman (Richmond National Battlefield Park)

 

(2) The Fall of Richmond (2 Buses), Robert E.L. Krick (Richmond National Battlefield Park)

 

(3) Virginia State Capitol, Mark Greenough (Virginia State Capitol)

 

(4) Staff Ride: Petersburg, Christopher Stowe (U.S. Army Command & General Staff College)

5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Dinner (Fredericksburg, Virginia)

9:00 p.m.

Return to Gettysburg College Campus

Wednesday, June 24

 

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast

9:30 a.m.

Check-out in CUB Room #126

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