Civil War Institute Summer Conference June 9-14

The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College is hosting its annual summer conference June 9-14, 2017. The event features lectures, battlefield tours, and discussion panels. Tuition rates are available at their website.  Part-time attendance is an option.  

 Speakers highlights:

  • T.J. Stiles, “The Trials of George Armstrong Custer” AND “Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War”
  • Barton Myers, “Robert E. Lee on the Front Lines of Battle”
  • Lorien Foote (Texas A & M University), “Escaping Confederate Prisons: The Journey of Union POWs”
  • Kenneth Noe (Auburn University), “Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army After 1861”
  • Harold Holzer (Hunter College), “Lincoln as a War President”
  • John Coski (American Civil War Museum), “The Confederate Flag”

Tour Highlights

  • Mosby’s Confederacy (Dennis Frye and Richard Gillespie)
  • Antietam (Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler)
  • The Last March of the Iron Brigade (Jennifer Murray)
  • Armistead’s Brigade at Gettysburg (Wayne Motts and Jim Hessler)

Roundtable Highlights

  • Myths & Realities of Civil War Battle Tactics
  • Debating George Gordon Meade
  • Debating William Tecumseh Sherman

For more information about the conference and to register, please visit If you have any questions, please direct them to

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