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2014 Schedule

2014 Civil War Institute Schedule: The Civil War in 1864

*Subject to Change*

Friday, June 20

 

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.

Overview: The War in 1864, Brian Matthew Jordan (Gettysburg College)

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Dinner

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Virginia Campaigns of 1864: A Conversation with Gordon Rhea, Peter Carmichael & Gordon Rhea

7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Book Signing

7:45 p.m.

Ice Cream Social

Saturday, June 21

 

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  

Breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Robert E. Lee & the Search for a Battle of Annihilation, Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College)

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Contingencies & Circumstances: U.S. Grant and the Problem of Virginia in 1864, Brooks Simpson (Arizona State University)

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

“Atlanta is Ours and Fairly Won”: William T. Sherman in the 1864 Atlanta Campaign, Keith Bohannon (University of West Georgia)

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch (Student Scholarship Luncheon)

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Book Signing

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions:

 

(1) "A War Thoroughfare": Confederate Civilians and the Siege of Petersburg, Caroline Janney (Purdue University)

 

(2) The 1864 Valley Campaign & the Origins of Jubal Early’s Lost Cause, Kathryn Shively Meier (Virginia Commonwealth University)

 

(3) Through the Heart of Dixie: Stories of Sherman’s March, Anne Sarah Rubin (University of Maryland – Baltimore County)

 

(4) The Battle of the Crater in Memory, Kevin Levin (Civil War Memory & Gann Academy)

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

 

(1) Remembering the Destruction of an Army: John Bell Hood’s Tennessee Campaign in Myth & Memory, Brian Craig Miller (Emporia State University)

 

(2) Ruins of Revenge: The Burning of Chambersburg, Megan Kate Nelson (Brown University)

(3) Museum Artifacts: Material Culture & Memory, Catherine Wright (Museum of the Confederacy)

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Dinner

 

Dine-In Discussions (Pre-Registration Required): Antwain Hunter, Susannah Ural, Brooks Simpson, Brian Matthew Jordan, Barton Myers, K. Stephen Prince

6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. 

The Sand Creek Massacre, Ari Kelman (University of California - Davis)

Sunday, June 22

 

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

“‘Don’t Hurry Me Down To Hades’: Soldiers, Families, and Morale in 1864, Susannah Ural (University of Southern Mississippi)

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

“Catching Us Like Sheep in a Slaughter Pen”: The United States Colored Troops at the Battle of the Crater, Emmanuel Dabney (Petersburg National Battlefield)

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m.  – 12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

 

(1) The Battle of Cedar Creek, Jonathan Noyalas (Lord Fairfax Community College)

 

(2) The First Encounter Between Lee's Veterans and Black Troops: The 23rd USCT and the Fight at Alrich Farm, Eric Mink (Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park)

(3) The Battle of Cold Harbor & the Soldier's Psyche: Anticipation, Choice, and Memory on the Front Lines, Ashley Whitehead Luskey (Richmond National Battlefield Park)

(4) “My Sufferings Were For a Good Cause”: Exploring the Civil War POW Story, Eric Leonard (Andersonville National Historic Site)

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Controlling Chaos: The Guerrilla War in 1864, Barton Myers (Washington & Lee University)

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m.

Overnight Option: Bus Departs for Fredericksburg, Virginia

Evening Program (Overnight Group Only): Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania, Beth Parnicza (Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park)

 

         Monday Tour: North Anna River to Cold Harbor, Robert E.L. Krick (Richmond National Battlefield Park)

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

Concurrent Sessions

 

(1) The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Jared Peatman (Lincoln Leadership Institute)

 

(2) The Burnt District: Southern Ruins and the Problem of Reconstruction, K. Stephen Prince (University of South Florida)

 

(3)Rebellions Real & Imagined: Blacks and Firearms in the Confederate South, Antwain Hunter (Penn State University)

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Free Time

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Dinner

 

Dine-In Discussions (Pre-Registration Required): Keith Bohannon, Megan Kate Nelson, Kathryn Shively Meier, Ari Kelman, Brian Craig Miller, Kevin Levin, Jennifer Murray

6:45p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Rape & Mutiny at Fort Jackson, Louisiana, Crystal Feimster (Yale University)

Monday, June 23

 

6:45 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Breakfast

7:30 a.m.

Bus Tours Depart:

 

(1) The Wilderness to Spotsylvania Court House (Introductory Tour), Brooks Simpson (Arizona State University)

 

(2) The Wilderness to Spotsylvania Court House (Advanced Tour), Keith Bohannon (University of West Georgia) & Eric Mink (Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park)

 

(3) Staff Ride: The Wilderness, Christian Keller (U.S. Army War College)

 

(4) Fredericksburg: A City of Hospitals & a Community at War, John Hennessy (Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park)

 

(5) Shenandoah Valley: Cedar Creek & Fisher’s Hill, Jonathan Noyalas (Lord Fairfax Community College)

9:00 a.m.

Bus Tour Departs:

 

(6) The Battle of Monocacy, Brett Spaulding (Monocacy National Battlefield)

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Dinner

7:45 p.m.

Special Documentary Viewing -- Civil War: The Untold Story (Great Divide Pictures)

Tuesday, June 24

 

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tours: Gettysburg Through the Eyes of a Soldier

 

(1) Michael S. Schroyer of the 147th Pennsylvania, Sue Boardman (Gettysburg Foundation)

 

(2) William C. Ward of the 4th Alabama, Garry Adelman (Civil War Trust)

 

(3) William Henry Francis of the 14th U.S. Regulars, John Rudy (Gettysburg College)

 

(4) Lieutenant J. Warren Jackson of the 8th Louisiana Infantry (Louisiana Tigers) Ed Bearss & Scott Mingus

 

(5) Colonel David Ireland of the 137th New York, Jennifer Murray (University of Virginia - Wise)

(6) Private Reuben Ruch of the 153rd Pennsylvania, Charlie Fennell (Licensed Battlefield Guide) 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Free Time

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Break-Out Sessions

 

(1) Partisan Rangers: The End of Authorized Guerrilla Service in the Confederacy, Barton Myers (Washington & Lee University)

 

(2) Picturing War: Doodles & Drawings in Soldiers’ Letters, Megan Kate Nelson (Brown University)

 

(3) 1864: Ebb Tide in Gettysburg, John Rudy (Gettysburg College)

 

(4) Mapping Memory: Digitizing Sherman’s March, Anne Sarah Rubin (University of Maryland – Baltimore County)

 

(5) “Lee to the Rear”: The Texas Brigade, Robert E. Lee, and the Chances for Confederate Victory in 1864, Susannah Ural (University of Southern Mississippi)

 

(6) One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Making Sense of the Military Prison Crisis of 1864, Eric Leonard (Andersonville National Historic Site)

 

(7) “And So the Murderous Work Went On”: 1864 Frontal Assaults, Jennifer Murray (University of Virginia at Wise)

 

(8) Crisis in Command: Union & Confederate Leadership Challenges in the Wilderness Campaign, Christian Keller (U.S. Army War College)

 

(9) Re-Thinking Confederate Defeat in the Summer of 1864, Kevin Levin (Gann Academy & Civil War Memory)

 

(10) Old Litchfield’s Best Sons: The Relationship Between a Connecticut Town & Its Regiment, Peter Vermilyea (Civil War Institute)

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Break

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Dinner - BBQ

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Final Panel: The War in 1864
Moderator: Peter Carmichael
Panelists: Brooks Simpson (Arizona State University), Susannah Ural (University of Southern Mississippi), Barton Myers (Washington & Lee University), Kathryn Shively Meier (Virginia Commonwealth University), Anne Sarah Rubin (University of Maryland – Baltimore County)

Wednesday, June 25

 

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Check-out in CUB Room #126

 

 

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