The Civil 
War Institute

300 North Washington Street
Campus box 435
Gettysburg, PA 17325
P: 717.337.6590
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2015 Civil War Institute Summer Conference: The War in 1865

The Civil War in 1865

Every summer for the last thirty years, the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College has hosted a summer conference where public audiences and leading historians come together for small group discussions, battlefield tours, panel debates, and presentations. Sessions, lodging, and meals are held on the 200-acre college campus.

In keep with the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, in 2015 we will be exploring the war in 1865. Some of the topics include:

  • U.S. Grant at Appomattox
  • Treason & Loyalty in the Civil War Era
  • The Petersburg Campaign
  • Lee's Retreat to Appomattox
  • Lincoln's Assassination
  • The Grand Review

The CWI conference is noted for offering fresh perspectives and new angles on the Civil War as part of an exciting and engaging dialogue between experts and general audiences. Experts for our 2015 conference include:

  • James McPherson
  • Harold Holzer
  • Joan Waugh
  • A. Wilson Greene
  • Aaron Sheehan-Dean
  • Scott Hartwig
  • Gary W. Gallagher
  • Caroline Janney
  • Robert E.L. Krick

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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300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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