2019 Schedule

2019 Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Summer Conference

June 14-19, 2019

*Subject to change*

Friday, June 14Schedule for Friday

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Check-in

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Welcome, Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College)

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion: The Political Crisis of the 1850s?,
Rachel Shelden (University of Oklahoma)
Michael Woods (Marshall University)
Nicole Etcheson (Ball State University)
Moderator: Michael Birkner (Gettysburg College)

4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Break

4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion: Internationalizing the War,
David Thomson (Sacred Heart University)
Andre Fleche (Castleton College)
Andrew Zimmerman (George Washington University)
Moderator: Brian Schoen (Ohio University)

5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Dinner

6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

A Conversation With Gary Gallagher,
Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College) & Gary Gallagher

8:00 p.m.

Ice Cream Social
Mr. G's Ice Cream

Saturday, June 15Schedule for Saturday

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

(Attendees pick 1, no reservations required)

 

(1) The Augusta Powderworks
Keith Bohannon (University of West Georgia)

 

(2) “Let Us Hear No More Nativism”:
Catholics in the Civil War
Will Kurtz (University of Virginia)

 

(3) Jubal Early and the Unionist Cause
Katy Shively (Virginia Commonwealth University)

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

Break

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

Nat Turner’s Rebellion
Patrick Breen (Providence College)

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

Break

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

The Combat Experience of Civil War Soldiers
Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College)

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

 

LUNCH-IN DISCUSSIONS (pre-assigned)

(1) Katy Shively (Virginia Commonwealth University)
(2) Brian Luskey (West Virginia University
(3) David Thomson (Sacred Heart University)
(4) Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College)
(5) Steve Berry (University of Georgia)
(6) Cecily Zander (Penn State University)

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
(Attendees pick 1, no reservations required)

 

(1) Embattled Freedom: Journeys Through
the Civil War’s Refugee Camps

Amy Murrell Taylor (University of Kentucky)

 

(2) Artifacts of the Civil War
Joan Cashin (Ohio State University)
Earl Hess (Lincoln Memorial University)
Jason Phillips (West Virginia University)
Michael Woods (Marshall University)
Moderator: Brian Luskey (West Virginia University)

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
(Attendees pick 1, no reservations required)

 

(1) John Brown’s Pikes
Jason Phillips (West Virginia University)

 

(2)The Copperhead Movement in the Midwest
Nicole Etcheson (Ball State University)

 

(3) The Dred Scott Decision
Rachel Shelden (University of Oklahoma)

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Dinner

5:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Gettysburg Battlefield & Town Tours

 

(1) The Brickyard Fight, the Coster Avenue Mural,
and the Humiston Family Story
Mark Dunkelman

 

(2) Barnes's Division and the Fight for Rose's Wheatfield
Tim Orr (Old Dominion University)

 

(3) The Attack and Defense of Little Round Top:
A Military Staff Ride
Col. Doug Douds

 

(4) The Shriver House Under Siege: Confederate
Sharpshooters on South Baltimore Hill
Nancie Gudmestad and the Shriver House Staff
(one-hour lecture and Q&A followed by house tour)

 

(5) Honor, Cowardice, and Lore on Oak Ridge:
Iverson's July 1 Assault
Ashley Whitehead Luskey (Gettysburg College)

 

(6) Youth Tour & Group Discussion: Soldiers’
Letters and the Battlefield
Peter Carmichael (Civil War Institute)
*For children and teens under 18 years of age and their families

Sunday, June 16Schedule for Sunday

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

On a Great Battlefield: The Making, Management and
Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park
Jennifer Murray (Oklahoma State University)

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

Break

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

Violence in the Civil War
Aaron Sheehan-Dean (Louisiana State University)

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Break

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

Private Voices: The Corpus of American Civil War Letters
Steve Berry (University of Georgia)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation
in the Heart of America
Ed Ayers (University of Richmond)

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
(Attendees pick 1, no reservations required)

 

(1) Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Atlanta Campaign
Earl Hess (Lincoln Memorial University)

 

(2) “The Very Jaws of Destruction and Death”: The Emotional
Landscapes of the Gettysburg Battlefield

Jim Broomall (Shepherd University)

 

(3) Editing the Lee Papers
Colin Woodward (Stratford Hall)

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

Break

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Panel From Civil War Places: Seeing the Conflict
Through the Eyes of Its Leading Historians

Gary Gallagher
Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College)
Aaron Sheehan-Dean (Louisiana State University)
Ed Ayers (University of Richmond)
Steve Berry (University of Georgia)

5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Dinner

 

DINE-IN DISCUSSIONS (pre-assigned)

(1) Amy Murrell Taylor (University of Kentucky)
(2) Tim Orr (Old Dominion University)
(3) Jason Phillips (West Virginia University)
(4) Jim Broomall (Shepherd University)
(5) Aaron Sheehan-Dean (Louisiana State University)

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Edward Porter Alexander
Gary Gallagher

Monday, June 17Schedule for Monday

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bus Tours Depart:

 

(1) Gettysburg Introductory Tour
Joe Mieczkowski (Licensed Battlefield Guide)

 

(2) Staff Ride: Gettysburg
Carol Reardon (Independent Historian)

 

(3) Stonewall Jackson at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville
Greg Mertz (Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park)

 

(4) Mosby’s Confederacy, Part II
Dennis Frye (Independent Historian)

 

(5) Voices of Antietam
Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College)
Jim Broomall (Shepherd University)
Keith Bohannon (West Georgia University)

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Dinner

Tuesday, June 18Schedule for Tuesday

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

Breakfast

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

Tours: Gettysburg

 

(1) The 16th Maine and the Battle for Oak Ridge
John Hoptak (Gettysburg National Military Park)

 

(2) Why We Fought: How Union Veterans
Remembered Gettysburg

Chris Gwinn (Gettysburg National Military Park)

 

(3) Treasures of the National Civil War Museum:
A Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Wayne Motts (National Civil War Museum)

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

Breakout Tours In the Footsteps of Soldiers and Civilians
(1-hour classroom discussion of primary source documents
followed by a focused battlefield tour)

 

(4) Crisis on the Union Right: The 137th New York and
the Fight for Culp's Hill
Jen Murray (Oklahoma State University)

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

An Army Divided: Party Politics Inside the
Army of the Potomac
Tim Orr (Old Dominion University)

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

Lunch

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Why They Came to Gettysburg and Why We Follow
Kent Gramm (Gettysburg College)

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Break

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

Panel Discussion: New Scholarship on the Civil War Era
Aaron Sheehan-Dean (Louisiana State University)
Jennifer Murray (Oklahoma State University), TBD

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Break

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Dinner and Farewell Social at the historic Salisbury Farm

Wednesday, June 19Schedule for Wednesday

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

Breakfast

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Checkout