2023 Fall Seminar
We are thrilled to announce that registration for our 2023 Civil War and American Society Seminar is open!
This year’s seminar, titled “Meade’s Decision: The Pipe Creek Line and the Road to Gettysburg,” examines the Civil War in Carroll County, Maryland, and York County, Pennsylvania, and events leading to the Battle of Gettysburg.
To register, complete the registration form and return to us at the address listed on the form. Payment is accepted by check mailed with the registration form or by credit card by calling the University business office at 304-876-5284.
With space limited, registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration price is $450 with meals, $275 without meals, per participant. Once spaces are filled, we will implement a waitlist to ensure the possibility of attendance if spaces open.
For questions, please contact the GTM Center at 304-876-5429 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you this fall!
More about the Seminar
On June 28, 1863, George G. Meade was given command of the Army of the Potomac. The responsibility was almost unfathomable. Confederate armies had invaded Pennsylvania. Northern populations were in an uproar. Union war strategy seemed stalled. Our 2023 seminar, “Meade’s Decision: The Pipe Creek Line & the Road to Gettysburg,” invites audiences to investigate this fascinating moment in Civil War history through lectures and immersive field experiences.
Dennis Frye is eagerly preparing his Friday evening lecture which will, as always, intrigue and awe audiences. Over the weekend, our tour guides, Dean Shultz and Wally Heimbach, offer a tour of Carroll County, Maryland, which is central to Meade’s “Pipe Creek Line.” Worried about a Confederate incursion on Baltimore and Washington, Meade and his engineers looked to establish a defensive line. Big Pipe Creek, running from Manchester through Union Mills to near Middleburg, Maryland, intrigued them. It covered nearly every approach to key capital cities and had the potential to lure a Confederate attack. Meade thus began arranging a massive defensive line, nearly 20 miles in length along the south bank of the Big Pipe Creek. Dean and Wally provide us with a truly unparalleled experience. Dean’s knowledge of terrain, local lore, military history, and out-of-the-way gems is inspiring. From a series of compelling human-interest stories to the incredibly pristine Uniontown (headquarters of the Second Corps), from the historic treasures at Union Mills to the dense history at Westminster, this will prove to be a fantastic sneak peak of what will prove to be a memorable fall seminar.
Our seminar focuses on a highly individualized experience in which participants have ample opportunities to interact with one another and our guest scholars. We promote an intimate environment and each seminar creates a community knitted together by a mutual passion for the nineteenth-century’s most critical period. We invite you to come and experience a truly unique immersive weekend that features original, innovative programming as well as carefully chosen dining experiences. To add your name to our mailing list or inquire about seminar scholarship activities, please contact us at email@example.com.