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Reaping the Whirlwind:
March 28 – 30, 2008
On March 28-30, 2008
Dr. Brenda Ayres is a Professor of English at Liberty University who founded its Victorian Society and whose publications include Dissenting Women in Dickens' Novels; Miss Gusta, or, the Victorian Mobilian; The Life and Works of Augusta Jane Evans Wilson; Silence Voices: Forgotten Novels by Victorian Women Writers; and The Social Problem Novels of Frances Trollope.
Kent Masterson Brown is a practicing attorney with law offices in Lexington, KY, and Washington, DC, whose books include Retreat From Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics and the Pennsylvania Campaign, Cushing of Gettysburg: The Story of a Union Artillery Commander, and The Civil War in Kentucky: Battle for the Bluegrass State.
Dr. Tom Desjardin served as the historical advisor for Jeff Daniels who portrayed Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the motion picture
Reverend Alan Farley is a co-founder and the director of Reenactor’s
Dr. Brad Gottfried has had a long career in higher education, beginning as a faculty member and is the current president of The College of Southern Maryland. His books include The Maps of Gettysburg, Brigades to Gettysburg, The Roads to
Drs. Darlene and Michael Graves are Professors of Communication at
Troy Harman has been a park ranger at
Jerry Markham is a veteran Civil War reenactor who is the captain of the 11th VA, Company G, The Lynchburg Home Guard reenacting group, and is a historian whose works include The Botetourt Artillery, Confederate Veterans Buried in Hollywood Cemetery from Camp Lee Soldiers Home 1894-1946, and the Diuguid Records 1861–1865 and Biographical Sketches.
Ben Maryniak is a Civil War artifacts collector and authority on Union chaplains during the Civil War who lives in
Dr. Brian Melton is an Assistant Professor of History at
Dr. Ethan Rafuse is a member of the Department of Military History at the US Army Command and General Staff College whose works include McClellan's War: The Failure of Moderation in the Struggle for the Union, George Gordon Meade and the War in the East, and A Single Grand Victory: The First Campaign and Battle of Manassas. He is also the author of two books that will appear later this year:
David Rider is a veteran Civil War reenactor who is the secretary of Company C 2nd Regiment U.S. Sharpshooters, based out of Gettysburg, PA, and is also captain of Huckstep's 1st Fluvanna artillery of the
Longstreet’s Corps reenacting organization. In addition to doing volunteer work for the NPS at
Delanie Stephenson is a veteran reenactor and a history teacher at
The 2nd South Carolina String Band is a nationally renowned Civil War era musical group which uses authentic instruments and has appeared in Gods and Generals and on the soundtracks of Ken Burns’ PBS productions Jazz and Mark Twain. The band’s CD’s include Dulcem Melodies, High Cotton, and The Southern Soldier.
Richard G. Williams, Jr. is an author and a regular contributor to the
Eric Wittenberg is a practicing attorney from Columbus, Ohio, and a prolific author whose works include Little Phil: A Reassessment of the Civil War Leadership of Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, Protecting the Flanks: The Battles for Brinkerhoff's Ridge and East Cavalry Field, Battle of Gettysburg, July 2-3, 1863 , Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg, and Gettysburg’s Forgotten Cavalry Actions.
Dr. Steven Woodworth, a two-time winner of the prestigious Fletcher Pratt Award, is Professor of History at
In addition the Friday night banquet and the Saturday luncheon, both which will feature antebellum menus and entertainment, will be special door prizes and an exhibit of paintings depicting scenes from the Battle of Gettysburg.
On Saturday there will be a period ball, featuring the music of the 2nd South Carolina String Band, in the Grand Lobby of DeMoss Hall, and on Sunday morning there will be a period church service held in the Whorley Prayer Chapel.
The event will be held in
Admission to the ball is $25/couple and $15/single. (Please note that boots or shoes with heel plates will not be permitted. This will be checked at the door. Please plan accordingly.)
Make out checks to The 2008 Liberty University Civil War Seminar and mail to the following address:
c/o Dr. Cline Hall
Special lodging rates at the Days Inn of Lynchburg are available for those who will be attending the seminar. For pricing and location of lodging, call 434-847-8655. For special group pricing for the seminar or more information, call 434-592-4366 or email or firstname.lastname@example.org. See full schedule of events here: www.liberty.edu/civilwar.