The Civil War and American Society Seminar

McClellan’s War:

The Peninsula Campaign and the

Seven Days’ Battles

co-presented by

The George Tyler Moore Center                      Pamplin Historical Park and The National

for the Study of the Civil War                           Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia                 Petersburg, Virginia




Thursday, June 28

Pamplin Historical Park will be open all day FREE for enjoyment by our seminar participants.

4:00 p.m.    Registration in the Education Center on the Pamplin Historical Park premises

6:00 p.m.    Picnic dinner in the Picnic Pavilion adjoining the Education Center

8:00 p.m.    “Little Mac’s Grand Campaign:  The Struggle on the Peninsula, What it Accomplished, and Its Enduring Significance” Ethan S. Rafuse

9:00 – 11:00 p.m. – Social mixer in the Picnic Pavilion


Friday, June 29

8:30 p.m.    “Overview of the Peninsula Campaign and the Seven Days Battles, March - July 1862 – Mark A. Snell

9:30 a.m.    “‘To Break Any Line of Battle on Earth:’ Hood's Texans at Gaines’s Mill” – Susannah J. Ural

11:00 a.m.  Tour of the Battlefields of the Peninsula Campaign – A. Wilson Greene

                    A boxed lunch will accompany the tour.

6:45 p.m.    Dinner in the Banquet Room

8:00 p.m.    ID Discs and Carte de VisitesJoseph Stahl


Saturday, June 30

8:00 a.m.    Tour of the Seven Days’ Battles – A. Wilson Greene

Noon           A boxed lunch will accompany the tour.  – Tour continues in the afternoon

6:30 p.m.    Dinner in the Banquet Room


Sunday, July 1

9:00 a.m.    Panel discussion with all historians to delve the intricacies of the lessons learned.


All lectures and the panel discussion will be held in the Education Center.

The tour buses will load in the front parking lot of Pamplin Park.

Parking at Pamplin Park is free in the lots.