Published on May 30, 2018

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“Give the Enemy No Rest” – Sheridan’s 1864 Shenandoah Campaign

  April 10-13, 2019

Front Royal, Virginia

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation’s 4th Annual National Civil War Conference will focus on Sheridan’s 1864 Shenandoah Campaign, the largest and costliest campaign ever fought in the Valley. The conference will include talks, programs, special events, and tours of Third Winchester, Fisher’s Hill, and Cedar Creek – all featuring the finest historians in the nation.

Guides and speakers will include Gary Ecelbarger, Caroline E. Janney, Robert K. Krick, William Miller, Jonathan A. Noyalas, Scott C. Patchan, Ralph Peters, Nick Picerno, and Jeffry Wert.


Tuesday (April 9, 2019)          

  • Early check-in (evening)

Wednesday (April 10, 2019)   

  • 7am – Buffet Breakfast
  • 8am–5pm – Bus Tour: The Third Battle of Winchester (lunch included)
  • 6pm-8pm – Reception featuring Nicholas Picerno Collection

Thursday (April 11, 2019) – Bus Tour and Open Evening

  • 7am – Buffet Breakfast
  • 8am-5pm – Bus Tour: The Battle of Fisher’s Hill (lunch included)
  • Open Evening. Shuttle to downtown Front Royal available

Friday (April 12, 2019)

  • 8am – Buffet Breakfast
  • 9am-5pm – Speaker’s Programs: “The World on Fire”: The 1864 Shenandoah Campaign
  • 6:30pm-9pm – Dinner and program with Ralph Peters

Saturday (April 13, 2019)

  • 7am – Buffet Breakfast
  • 8am-5pm – Bus Tour: The Battle of Cedar Creek (lunch included)
  • 6:30pm – Closing Banquet

Please Note:  Times and other details subject to change.


Full Conference (April 10-13, 2019)
SVBF Members: $425
Non-Members: $475*
* If you would like to become a member to receive a discount on the conference, and many other perks, CLICK HERE to view our membership program.

Register for Full Conference Here


Per Day Options:
Wednesday (April 10, 2019) – $125.00
Thursday (April 11, 2019) – $110.00
Friday (April 12, 2019) – $125.00
Saturday (April 13, 2019) – $125.00

Register for Per Day Options Here


Host Site and Lodging:

The conference will be headquartered at the Holiday Inn Blue Ridge Shadows Front Royal, located at 111 Hospitality Drive, Front Royal, Virginia.

A block of rooms has been set aside for conference guests for the evenings of April 9-13.  The cost for rooms in this block is $109 per night for a standard executive room with 1 king bed or 2 queen beds, and $139 per night for a king or queen suite.

The phone number for the hotel is (540) 631-3050.  To reach the hotel website, click here.