Category Conferences

Discussion on Grant and Lincoln

Here’s a nice discussion about Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant held at the Mississippi Festival of the Book in Jackson, Mississippi this weekend. The moderator is Frank Williams, formerly Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and the panelists are Professors John Marszalek of Mississippi State University, Charles Calhoun of East Carolina […]

Conduct of the Civil War in 1861

Here’s a panel discussing the Civil War in 1861. It was held at the 2011 Lincoln Forum Symposium in Gettysburg, PA. The panel consisted of historians John Marszalek, Craig Symonds, Adam Goodheart, Thomas Horrocks, and William C. “Jack” Davis, along with Harold Holzer and Frank Williams, former Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. […]

2018 Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Day Four

Monday, June 25, 2018 was a day for our full tours. Dennis Frye, formerly of the Harpers Ferry Historical Site, led the “In the Footsteps of John Brown” tour. Ranger John Hennessy of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and Professor Brooks Simpson of Arizona State University co-led the “Second Manassas” tour. Garry Adelman […]

2018 Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Day Three

This was Sunday, June 24, 2018. We started off the day with concurrent sessions. Dr. Jonathan Lande of Weber State University gave a lecture on the US Colored Troops and Desertion. Ranger Steve Phan of the Civil War Defenses of Washington gave a presentation on the Civil War Defenses of Washington, and Susan Ashman of […]

2018 Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Day Two

This was June 23, 2018 and the first full day of programs at the Civil War Institute. It was another terrific day. We started the day with Concurrent Sessions. Ranger Beth Parnicza of the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park held a session on Stonewall Jackson’s Maps at Chancellorsville. Dr. Diedre Cooper Owens of Queens […]

2018 Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Day One

June 22, 2018 was the first day of this year’s Civil War Institute Summer Conference at Gettysburg College. This was another great conference, though due to renovations in the College Union Building we were forced to hold the conference in the gym, which made for subpar acoustics, especially when the air conditioner fan was on. […]

Confederate Battle Flag Debates

Here is John Coski’s excellent presentation on the confederate battle flag at the 2018 Confederate Icons conference held at James Madison University by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation. The video’s description reads, “John Coski is the author of The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem. He talked about debates over the battle flag as part of […]