Past Symposia

2024: Riding a Raid: Paradigms & Personalities of Civil War Raids

  • Matt Atkinson – Earl Van Dorn’s Holly Springs Raid
  • Jon-Erik Gilot – Jenkins’s 1862 & 1863 Trans-Allegheny Raids
  • Phill Greenwalt – Stoneman’s Raid in the Chancellorsville Campaign
  • Rob Orrison – Raiders Resurgent: Mosby’s Rangers in the Fall of 1864
  • Abbi Smithmyer – Stonewall Jackson’s Raid on Manassas Junction
  • Eric Wittenberg – John Hunt Morgan’s Great Ohio Raid

2023: Of Great Deeds, On Great Fields: The Gettysburg Campaign

  • Rich Condon – The Rebels are Coming!: The Department of the Monongahela during the Gettysburg Campaign
  • Pete Miele – United States vs. Brig. Gen. Rowley: A Reassessment of the First Day’s Most Infamous Commander
  • Hampton Newsome – Gettysburg’s Southern Front: Opportunity and Failure at Richmond
  • Dana Shoaf – Fifth Corps Union Artillery at Gettysburg
  • Dan Welch – Last Road North: The Roads to Gettysburg

2022: 1862 – A New Birth of Freedom

  • Paige Gibbons Backus – Dr. Jonathan Letterman’s Plan that Changed Military Medicine
  • Drew Gruber – The Civil War on the Virginia Peninsula, 1862
  • Chris Mackowski – Simply Murder: The Battle of Fredericksburg
  • Dan Welch – Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Kristopher White – The Battle of Gaines’ Mill

2019: Blogging Our Way Through the War

  • Rich Condon – Civil War for the Masses: Bridging the Gap Between Academia and the Modern Public
  • Harry Smeltzer – Blogging & Beyond: The Future of Civil War History
  • Craig Swain – Times, Places, and Details: Blogging Through the Civil War Sesquicentennial

2017: Civil War Symposium

  • Julie Mujic – The Household War
  • Dan Welch – A Fitting Tribute: Memorial Tributes to Abraham Lincoln
  • Kristopher White – The Cresting Tide: A Reassessment of Lee’s Leadership from the Seven Days to Chancellorsville
  • Eric Wittenberg – Out Flew the Sabres: The Battle of Brandy Station

2015: The Road to Appomattox

  • Bert Dunkerly – Bennett Place and the Surrender at Appomattox
  • Traci Manning – The War Within: Mary Todd Lincoln’s Triumph and Tragedy as First Lady
  • Shawn Perry-Giles – Remembering Lincoln by Those Who Knew Him
  • Kristopher White – The Fall of Petersburg