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14 September 2011
  Information for the 14th Civil War Symposium & Reenactment 10/01/2011
THE 14th CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM & REENACTMENT "1861: THE WAR BEGINS"

WHERE: The First Division Museum at Cantigny, Wheaton, Illinois

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2011 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


PRESENTERS:

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.


LIVING HISTORY DISPLAYS & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: 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: chicago.archives@nara.gov. 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 chicago.archives@nara.gov 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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