Published on August 27, 2020

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National Conference: “Our Hour Had Come”:
New Market, Piedmont, and the Fall of Staunton

April 22-24, 2021
Staunton, Virginia

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation’s 2021 National Civil War Conference will focus on the 1864 Lynchburg Campaign, which included the dramatic battles of New Market, Piedmont, and Lynchburg, the fall of Staunton, and the systematic destruction of Hunter’s Raid, including the burning of VMI.  The conference will include talks, special events, and tours of New Market, Piedmont, and sites in Augusta County – all featuring the finest historians in the nation.

Guides and speakers will include Gary Ecelbarger, Col. Keith Gibson, Charles R. Knight, William J. Miller, Scott C. Patchan, David Powell, Greg Starbuck, and Keven M. Walker.

For more information, click here.

 

“Born of Fire”:
West Virginia and the Civil War:
A Civil War Conference

Saturday, July 31, 2021
Holiday Inn Martinsburg
Martinsburg, West Virginia

West Virginia was created by the Civil War – born of internal and national politics, geography, and the fires of war.   The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation’s 2021 Valley Conference, “Born of Fire”: West Virginia and the Civil War, will look at the Mountaineer state’s Civil War story, from the early campaigns with Robert E. Lee and George McClellan, Stonewall Jackson’s victory at the state’s largest battle, critical actions in the Kanawha Valley, the stories of individual West Virginians at war – on both sides – and the epic tale of the creation of the state.

The conference will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the Holiday Inn Martinsburg in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and will feature speakers Dennis Frye, Joe Geiger, Hunter Lesser, Terry Lowry, and Rick Wolfe.

Cost:  $30; $27 for SVBF members.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, click here.

 

“Tar Heels in the Valley”
North Carolina Soldiers in the Shenandoah Valley:
A Civil War Conference

Saturday, October 23, 2021
North Carolina Museum of History
Raleigh, North Carolina

Far from home, North Carolinians played a pivotal role in many of the actions in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War, from Stonewall Jackson’s early campaigns to the epic fights of the 1864 Shenandoah Campaign.  On Saturday, October 23, 2021, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will present a Civil War conference, “Tar Heels in the Valley”: North Carolina Soldiers in the Shenandoah Valley, that will look back on the experiences of those North Carolina soldiers.

Held at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, North Carolina, the conference will focus on famous personalities such as Gen. Stephen D. Ramseur, the experiences and hardships of everyday foot soldiers, and battles such as Harper’s Ferry, Second Winchester, and Cedar Creek.  Speakers will include Keith Bohannon, Jeff Felton, Michael Hardy, Scott Mingus, and Brian Steel Wills.

Cost:  $30; $27 for SVBF members.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information, click here.