Civil War Symposium

  • 01 Oct 2011
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • The First Division Museum at Cantigny, Wheaton, Illinois

Ray Brown (Manassas National Battlefield Park): The First Battle of Manassas.
Steven J. Ramold (Eastern Michigan University): Baring the Iron Hand: Discipline in the Union Army.
James I. Robertson (Virginia Tech): Thomas Jackson Gains a Nickname.
Mark A. Snell (The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War – Shepherd University): The 1861 Campaign in Western (West) Virginia.
During lunch, chat with fellow Symposium participants, meet Abraham and Mary
Todd Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, and the common Civil War soldier. Tour the
Soldiers’ Encampment, watch Union and Confederate soldiers skirmish, or explore
the outstanding museum and grounds at Cantigny. Fun, educational, crafts and
activities for children and adults alike will be available.
BOOKS: Books related to Symposium presentations, and the
Civil War in general, will be on sale during the program.
FEES: The fee for attending the Symposium is $40.00
for the general public; $20.00 for teachers, Civil War round table members, and
$10.00 for seniors(60+), active-duty military, veterans, and students with a
valid student ID. A boxed lunch is available for an additional $10 fee. Outdoor
activities are free.
PARKING: Ample parking is available in the First Division
Museum’s lot. The parking fee is waived for Symposium participants. Entrance to
the museum and grounds is free.
REGISTRATION: Seating capacity is limited to 125, so
don’t delay! Contact the National Archives at Chicago, 7358 South Pulaski Road,
Chicago, IL 60629-5898, Ph. (773) 948-9001, Fax: (773) 948-9050, E-mail: On-site
registration begins at 8:30 AM on the day of the Symposium.
TEACHERS: Teachers attending the Symposium can earn
continuing education credits through the First Division Museum.
QUESTIONS: Contact the National Archives at Chicago at or 773-948-9001.
Sponsoring Organizations:
The National Archives at Chicago
The First Division Museum at Cantigny
Chicago Civil War Round Table
Salt Creek Civil War Round Table
Public History Program at Loyola University

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