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Shepherd University's George Tyler Moore Center to hold Civil War seminar from June 28 to July 1

ISSUED: 4 June 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
(Shepherd University's George Tyler Moore Center to hold Civil War seminar from June 28 to July 1)

Shepherdstown, WV--The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Shepherd University will hold a Civil War seminar from June 28 to July 1 at the Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg, Virginia. The seminar "McClellan's War: The Peninsula Campaign and the Seven Days' Battles" will offer analysis of the campaign, including how and why McClellan moved on Lee in Virginia, focusing on placing it in the context of McClellan's approach to war in general and the Civil War in particular.

Speakers will include Ethan Rafuse, professor at the U.S. Army Command General Staff College and George Tyler Moore Center's scholar-in-residence, who will speak on McClellan; Susannah J. Ural, associate professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi, who will speak on Hood's Texans; Joseph Stahl, an Antietam Battlefield guide, who will display and discuss the progress of the Peninsula Campaign through the identification discs that were recovered from various camps and battle sites; and Mark A. Snell, the George Tyler Moore Center's director, who will provide an overview of the entire campaign, from March through July 1862.

Tours will be conducted by Will Greene, the director of Pamplin Park. Peninsula tours will include stops at Dam No. 1 along the Warwick River, Lee's Mill, one of the Williamsburg Redoubts, and Drewry's Bluff. Tours of the Seven Days will include stops at Dabbs House (Lee's headquarters), Chickahominy Bluffs, Beaver Dam Creek, Gaines Mill, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Glendale, and finish with a walk at Malvern Hill.

The price of the seminar is $425 per person. For more information, visit or call 304-876-5429.


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