23rd Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War: Prelude to Second Manassas


October 1, 2021 4:00 pm October 3, 2021 5:00 pm

Registration is now available for the 23rd Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War. VPHA has assembled a panel of nationally renowned Civil War scholars to explore the momentous events that took place during the summer of 1862. Learn about the political and military machinations that led the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac from the gates of Richmond back to the plains of Manassas.

Speakers and topics include:

Don Hakenson – “The Emergence of John Singleton Mosby”

John Hennessy – “The Stakes: McClellan, Pope and A Teetering War Effort”

Dennis Frye – “Lincoln’s Union in Peril”

Gary Ecelbarger – “It Would Change the Character of the War”: The Lee-Jackson Relationship from April-August 1862.”

Michael Block – “The Prospect of Striking A Blow”

Scott Patchan – “U. S. Leadership at Cedar Mountain”

Eric Wittenberg – “Pope’s Horsemen: Union Cavalry Operations During the Prelude to Second Bull Run”

John Hennessy – “Moments That Mattered (Some Famous, Some Not”

VPHA requires that all attendees adhere to local, state, and federal COVID-19 safety protocols.

Full registration includes Friday and Saturday talks, Saturday night dinner, and Sunday battlefield tour. Partial registration includes Friday and Saturday talks. Additional tickets to Saturday’s dinner are also available. To purchase tickets, click below or call (540) 687-6681.

Event Location
Middleburg Community Center
300 W. Washington Street, Middleburg, Virginia
Presented by:
Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area
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