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Wednesday & Thursday History Talks

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Schedule and speaker lineup is subject to change.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021


Salon A

2-2:45 PM: Capital Crisis: The Civil War Defenses of Washington, July-September 1862 with Steve Phan

3-3:45 PM: The Potomac River Blockade with Rob Orrison 

4-4:45 PM: The Chaos and Carnage of the Medical Field During Civil War with Paige Gibbons Backus 

5-5:45 PM: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War with Jim Morgan 


Salon B

2-2:45 PM: ​“The Battle is God’s”: Some Stories of Confederate Chaplains in Robert E. Lee’s Army with Dr. Daryl Black

3-3:45 PM: For the Use of the Public: An Introduction to the Records of the Williamsburg Public Store, 1775-1780 with Kate Gruber

4-4:45 PM: The Charge of the VMI Cadets at New Market with Sarah Kay Bierle 

5-5:45 PM: The Burning of Washington with Robert "Bert" Dunkerly 


Thursday, June 3, 2021

Salon A

9-9:45 AM: The Road to Revolution with Phillip S. Greenwalt

10-10:45 AM: The War of 1812 with Shannon McLucas 

11-11:45 PM: Victory or Death: The Battles of Trenton and Princeton with Mark Maloy 


Salon B

9-9:45 AM: The Civil War in 1862 with Chris Kolakowski 

10-10:45 AM: Civil War Stories: Understanding Your Ancestors’ Place in Civil War History with Anne Gillespie Mitchell 

11-11:45 PM:  A Vigorous Defense: The Department of the Monongahela During the Gettysburg Campaign with Rich Condon


Main Ballroom: (Keynote Speaker)

3-3:45 PM: The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson with Chris Mackowski 


Salon A

4-4:45 PM: Mapping the American Wars with Steven Stanley


Salon B

4-4:45 PM: The Whole Civil War in 45 Minutes with Garry Adelman