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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. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration in Campus Union Building (CUB) Ballroom

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Welcome, Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College)

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Overview: The War in 1865, Aaron Sheehan-Dean (Louisiana State University)

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Dinner

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.

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

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.

Lincoln and the Press: The Last Full Measure, Harold Holzer (Winner of the 2015 Lincoln Prize)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 Concurrent Sessions

(1) The Medical Crisis of Emancipation, Jim Downs (Connecticut College)

(2) African American  Soldiers' Final Victory: 1865, Barbara Gannon (University of Central Florida)

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

2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Tours – Gettysburg: In the Footsteps of a Soldier

 

(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)

(5) Corporal Manley Stacey of the 111th New York Infantry, Ed Suplee (Licensed Battlefield Guide)

(6) Lt. Randolph McKim of Brigadier General George Steuart's Brigade, Christopher Gwinn (Gettysburg National Military Park)

5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Dinner

 Dine-In Discussions

6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. 

Robert E. Lee, the Army of Northern Virginia, and the Reality of Confederate Defeat, Gary W. Gallagher (University of Virginia)

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

PANEL - The Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War,  Gary W. Gallagher (University of Virginia), Stephen Cushman (University of Virginia), Joan Waugh (UCLA), Aaron Sheehan-Dean (Louisiana State University)

Sunday, June 21

 

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

A War That Could Not End at Appomattox
Gregory Downs (CUNY - City College) 

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Break

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

 "At Home Once More and Free": The 16th Connecticut's Final Year of War, Lesley Gordon (University of Akron)

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. – 7:00 p.m.

Dinner

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

Nine April Days (and a Week in March): Petersburg to Appomattox, 1865, A. Wilson Greene (Pamplin Historical Park)

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), Emmanuel Dabney (Petersburg National Battlefield)

 

(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 (Marine Corps University) & Christian Keller (U.S. Army War 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 (Marine Corps University) & Christian Keller (U.S. Army War 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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