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Stuart at Gettysburg

June 17- 19, 2016

Last year we had an extraordinary conference, "The War Came by Train." It was unique as it included a ride on a replica Civil War era train. We received great reviews about this Civil War seminar. This year we have decided to once again offer something unique in addition to our excellent speakers and tour. "Stuart at Gettysburg" will offer three notable and exceptional historians, Ted Alexander, Eric Wittenberg, and Jeff Wert. Expect to hear historians Wittenberg and Wert debate Stuart’s role at Gettysburg, that debate should prove fascinating.

After our Saturday tour we will all board the "Pride of the Susquehanna" and cruise the Susquehanna River enjoying crab cake sandwiches, refreshments and hearing a fascinating presentation by Jeff Wert, author of "Cavalryman of the Lost Cause: A Biography of J. E. B. Stuart."

The program will begin at James Madison University on Friday June 17 and will end on Sunday June 19, when we return to Harrisonburg, Virginia. Leading the tour will be historian and author, Jeffry D. Wert. Jeff is no stranger to our group or anyone else interested in American Civil War History. Jeffry Wert is a well-known Civil War historian and author. After receiving a B.A. and M.A. in History, Wert had articles published in several magazines and journals and has currently written nine books. Jeffry Wert’s interest in history first began after an eighth grade school field trip to the Gettysburg battlefield. After high school he graduated cum laude with a B.A. from Lock Haven University, and a M.A. from The Pennsylvania State University, both in History. He worked for many years teaching history at Penns Valley Area High School in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania. Jeff has appeared on C-Span as well as the History Channel.

For information: email shencivilwar@gmail.com.

Registration Contact: Conference Services at James Madison University (540) 568-8043



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