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Civil War Center to host January 28 discussion about soldiers’ winter experiences

ISSUED: 15 January 2021
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War is hosting a free virtual panel discussion titled “The Winter’s War: Civil War Soldiers in Camp and On Campaign During Cold Months” on Thursday, January 28, at 7 p.m. on its Facebook page.

This panel will explore the seldom-discussed experiences of soldiers during the winter months featuring, in particular, soldier fraternization while on picket post, the material culture of winter quarters, tensions between the front lines and the home front, and campaigning and camping in the cold.

The discussion will be moderated by John Heckman, The Tattooed Historian, and will include Dr. James J. Broomall, Ray and Madeline Johnston Endowed Chair in American History and
director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War; Jonathan Noyalas, director of Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute and editor of the Journal of the Shenandoah Valley During the Civil War Era; Dr. Joseph Rizzo, executive director of the Loudoun Museum; and Dr. Lauren K. Thompson, assistant professor of history and director of ethnic and gender studies at McKendree University.

To attend the discussion, visit

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