The Civil 

War Institute

300 North Washington Street
Campus box 435
Gettysburg, PA 17325
P: 717.337.6590
F: 717.337.6596

2017 Civil War Institute Summer Conference

June 9 - 14, 2017

Register for CWI 2017!

For over 35 years, the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College has hosted an annual summer conference bringing leading historians and public audiences together for battlefield tours, small group discussions, lectures, and roundtable conversations about the Civil War era. Sessions, lodging, and meals are held on the 200-acre college campus. The 2017 CWI Conference will explore the Civil War era from all angles, offering something for everyone, from longtime students of the war to those who are new to Civil War history. Questions? Check out our FAQ page. Still have questions? Please contact Ashley Luskey at aluskey@gettysburg.edu or 717-337-6592.

 

Speaker Highlights

  • T.J. Stiles, “The Trials of George Armstrong Custer” AND “Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War”
  • Barton Myers (Washington & Lee University), “Robert E. Lee on the Front Lines of Battle”
  • Lorien Foote (Texas A & M University), “Escaping Confederate Prisons: The Journey of Union POWs”
  • Kenneth Noe (Auburn University), “Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army After 1861”
  • Harold Holzer (Hunter College), “Lincoln as a War President”
  • John Marszalek (Mississippi State University), “Henry Halleck”
  • John Coski (American Civil War Museum), “The Confederate Flag”

 

Tour Highlights

  • Mosby’s Confederacy (Dennis Frye and Richard Gillespie)
  • Antietam (Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler)
  • Battle of Gettysburg Introductory Tour (Brooks Simpson)
  • The Last March of the Iron Brigade (Jennifer Murray)
  • Armistead’s Brigade at Gettysburg (Wayne Motts and Jim Hessler)

 

Roundtable Highlights

  • Myths & Realities of Civil War Battle Tactics
  • Debating George Gordon Meade
  • Debating William Tecumseh Sherman

 

Curious about what it's like to attend the Civil War Institute summer conference? Watch the video below to learn what sets the CWI apart, and what you can expect as an attendee:

 

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Gettysburg College

300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
P: (717) 337-6300