The Civil War and American Society Seminar
June 26 - 29, 2014
Our Scholar in Residence this year is Dr. Brooks Simpson, Foundation Professor, Department of History, Arizona State University. He authored Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph over Adversity, 1822-1865 (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000); a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, A Book of the Month Club Selection, and A History Book Club Main Selection. He also wrote The Collapse of the Confederacy (Lincoln: The University of Nebraska Press, 2001); a History Book Club Selection.
Expert tour guide, Scott Patchan, and Civil War author of Shenandoah Summer: The 1864 Valley Campaign” will give us an all-day tour of the Battlefield at Monocacy, Frederick, Maryland. He hopes to include the launching of the campaign north, the railroad junction at Monocacy, pictures and discussion of Fort Stevens (near Washington DC), the attempt made to free of prisoners at Pt. Lookout, the Invalid Corps who were garrisoned in DC, the one day delay for General Early when they brought full corps into DC from the Richmond / Petersburg area. A tour of the battlefields at Second Kernstown, Third Winchester, and Fisher’s Hill will round out the tour on the second day of Civil War tours.
Hosting our seminar this year will be Dr. Matthew Foulds, assistant professor of History at Shepherd University. He will give an overview of the significance of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign.
Thursday, June 26
Registration in the Lobby of the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies (adjacent to the Scarborough Library) 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Overview of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign – Matt Foulds, Assistant Professor of History, Shepherd University
Meal at The Station at Shepherdstown, food provided by The Toast Catering
Key Note address – Brooks Simpson, Foundation Professor, Department of History, Arizona State University
Friday, June 27
All-day tour of the Monocacy Battlefield and the Battle of Second Kernstown – Scott Patchan, expert tour guide and Civil War author of “Shenandoah Summer: The 1864 Valley Campaign”
Boxed meals will be provided for lunch
Dinner at some fine Winchester establishment
Saturday, June 28
All-day tour of the Third Battle of Winchester and Fishers Hill -- Scott Patchan
Lunch at The Butcher Block Buffet, Stephens City, Virginia
Dinner at the Strasburg Inn
Sunday, June 29
Coffee, tea, water and early morning goodies in the Lobby of the Byrd Center
A review of “The Summer of 1864”: Panel discussion with scholars and audience
Detailed tour bus itinerary
This is the itinerary for Friday, June 27
Orientation at Visitor's Center
This is the itinerary for Saturday, June 28
Spout Spring/Berryville Pike - Sheridan's Cavalry Pre-Dawn Attack
Shepherd University Phi Alpha Theta Civil War Symposium on
the Battle of Shepherdstown
The Shepherd University chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Fraternity cordially invites you to be part our first ever Civil War Symposium. The event will be dedicated in its entirety to the Battle of Shepherdstown and the Maryland Campaign of 1862, and will consist of a night of lectures as well as a tour of the Shepherdstown Battlefield.
Saturday, April 5, 2014