Perspectives on Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign Conference - March 3rd Winchester, VA


"A chapter in history...without parallel": Perspectives on Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign

A Sesquicentennial Conference Presented by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia
Saturday, March 3, 2012
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $20 per person
Download Registration Form
In early 1862 Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, commander of Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley, was ordered to prevent Union forces in the Valley from moving east to join Gen. George B. McClellan's push on Richmond via the Virginia Peninsula. In one of military history's most brilliant campaigns, Jackson, with 18,000 men by mid–campaign, kept three Union armies – almost 60,000 troops – at bay, helping to save the Confederacy's capital from capture early in the war.
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In 2012, the Shenandoah Valley will revisit the dramatic story of the legendary campaign that altered the course of the Civil War.
The first major program of the commemoration will be "A chapter in history...without parallel": Perspectives on Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign, a conference presented by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, which will be held at Shenandoah University in Winchester on March 3, 2012. Scheduled speakers include renowned Civil War historians and authors Ed Bearss, Brandon H. Beck, Peter Cozzens, Gary L. Ecelbarger, and Jonathan Noyalas. The cost to attend is $20 per person.
Registrations are now open. To register, download and complete the registration form and mail with your payment to Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, P.O. Box 897, New Market, VA 22844.

Scheduled topics include:
  • Ed Bearss: The Significance of the Valley Campaign
  • Brandon Beck: Winchester’s Strategic Role
  • Gary Ecelbarger: “We Rejoice in Your Brilliant Success”: Richmond’s Involvement in the Campaign”
  • Peter Cozzens: The Valley Campaign: A Study in Command
  • Jonathan Noyalas: “We Are Prisoners in Our Own Houses”: The Valley Campaign’s Impact on the Civilian Population
For more information, email [email protected] or call 540-740-4545.

Anyone else planning on attending this? I believe that I am; it would be the first time attending an event of this kind but it should be pretty interesting.