The 2014 Summer Seminar


Attendees of the 2014 Civil War Seminar, entitled The Summer of 1864, gather for a group photo on the Fisher’s Hill Battlefield,

near Strasburg in Virginia’s scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley.



Above: These ‘Hearty Hikers’ pose for a group photo at the Summit of Fisher’s Hill, during the 2014 Summer Seminar,  The Summer of 1864.













The participants in our 2014 Summer Seminar were treated to historical tours of several different battlefields of the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign by expert, personable Tour Guide Scott Patchan;  including the four featured above – Monocacy National Battlefield; Second Kernstown Battlefield; Third Winchester Battlefield;  and Fisher’s Hill Battlefield.


Our 2014 "Civil War Concentration" History Graduates


Our four most recent History graduates within the Civil War & 19th Century America Concentration, on Graduation Day, May 10, 2014; from left to right are Bill Kline, Kevin Pawlak, Billy Griffith, and Jimmy Horn. These graduates, with their family and friends, gathered in Shepherd University’s Wellness Center following Commencement Ceremonies for congratulatory remarks, presents, and refreshments. These “Civil Warriors” are among the more than two dozen students graduated from this specialized program over the past ten years.



Gettysburg Field Trip -- 2013

Below: These Civil War history students and community members enjoyed the guided tour provided by Dr. Tom Goetz, adjunct history professor at Shepherd University, on a pleasant, beautiful Fall day (November 6);  during the day-long field trip, Dr. Goetz guided them through the highlights of all three days of the intense and decisive battle of Gettysburg, fought on July 1-3, 1863


Students of Dr. Tom Goetz’s American Civil War History Class, along with some community member guests, gathered for a group photo at the “Eternal Light” Peace Memorial on Oak Hill on the Gettysburg battlefield during their Class Field Trip to Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania, on November 6, 2013.

GTMC photos by Ashley Simmons












Attendees of the 2013 Civil War Seminar entitled “Roads to Gettysburg” gather while on the tour of the Brandy Station Battlefield.  The monument is located in the Culpeper National cemetery in Culpeper, Virginia.


A tour of the Brandy Station Battlefield during our recent Civil War seminar attracted many folks to the beautiful outdoors in June.  As well as explaining that battle, tour guide Eric Wittenberg introduced everyone to the grandeurs of the Virginia countryside.



Tour guide Scott L. Mingus Sr. offered a tour of Hanover, Pennsylvania, including a stop at Hanover Junction.

  Everyone enjoyed his expert commentary and sparkling personality.





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