Thanks to Craig Swain for bringing this to my attention. The Appomattox Court House National Historical Site announced that a seminar will be held at Longwood University in Farmville, VA on Saturday, February 26, 2011, The War Begins, 1861. There are two lectures on First Bull Run that look interesting (I’m not implying that the other lectures are less than interesting by any means). Here’s the schedule:
Jarman Auditorium at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.
9:00 a.m. Doors Open
9:25 a.m. Introduction by Dr. David Coles, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy, Longwood University
9:30 a.m. David Ruth, The Nation Crosses the Rubicon: Fort Sumter 1861.
10:30 a.m. John Hennessy, First Manassas: Legends, Lies, and Misunderstandings.
11:30 a.m. Patrick Schroeder, The Fire Zouaves at Bull Run: Heroes or Humbugs?
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. Jeffery Wert, “‘He Stood out from the Great War Canvas': Jeb Stuart.”
2:45 p.m. Mike Gorman, Richmond Again Taken: Images of the Confederate Capital.
No reservations necessary. Signs will be posted on the Longwood University campus. For directions to the campus go to www.Longwood.edu.
For more information contact Dr. David Coles at 434-395-2220 or Patrick Schroeder at 434-352-8987 ext. 32.
Longwood also has a podcast blog at That a Nation Might Live. It’s a little confusing – you have to click-through on each post to find a link to the podcast, usually located underneath an illustration. Check it out.