Day Three of Longwood University’s Sixteenth Annual Civil War Seminar started with Ranger Bert Dunkerly giving an excellent talk on “The Forgotten Surrenders” of the Civil War.
Casey Clabough, a professor of English, spoke on the Confederados, former confederates who emigrated to Brazil after the Civil War. I enjoyed it, and it’s a subject we don’t always hear about.
Finally, we hear from John Hennessy, Chief Historian and Chief of Interpretation at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. John does a terrific job with a very thoughtful and thought-provoking presentation on “Freedom, the Civil War, and its Legacies.” John is always excellent.
This was a really good conference. Next year they’re going back to a one-day conference.