Free Civil War Seminar Set For Feb. 16

Published 3:29 pm Tuesday, February 12, 2013

On Saturday, February 16, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Eastern National Bookstore, The Department of History, Political Science, & Philosophy, and the Center for Southside Virginia History at Longwood University will host the 14th annual free Civil War Seminar at Jarman Auditorium on the Longwood University campus in Farmville. In keeping with sesquicentennial themes of the seminars from 2011 through 2015, this year's program will focus of the very critical year 1863. No registration is required and parking is available on campus.

The schedule for the day's events: 8:45 a.m. – doors open; 9:10 a.m. – introduction by Dr. David Coles, associate professor and chair, Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy, Longwood University; 9:15 a.m. – Frank O'Reilly: Chancellorsville: Battle of Generals – Struggle of Soldiers, 10:15 a.m. – Robert Krick Sr.: Smoothbore Volley that Doomed the Confederacy: The Mortal Wounding of Stonewall Jackson; 11:15 a.m. – Dr. Charles D. Ross: Civil War Acoustic Shadows; 12:30 p.m. – lunch; 1:45 p.m. – Troy Harman: Gettysburg: A Naturally Suitable Place for Battle; 2:45 p.m. – John S. Heiser: Gettysburg: The Great Reunion of 1913; 4 p.m. – Seminar concludes.

During the seminar, there will be opportunities to buy books by the authors present and have them signed. There will be other books and items for sale by the park's bookstore, Eastern National, and the park's new Friends Group, the Appomattox 1865 Foundation.

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For more information about the speakers please visit or for questions contact Dr. David Coles at 434-395-2220 or Patrick Schroeder at 434-352-8987 ext. 232.