Friday, December 21, 2007

The 2008 Liberty University WBTS Seminar

On March 28-29, 2008, Liberty University will present its 12th annual ‘Civil War’ Seminar. This year's program is entitled Reaping the Whirlwind: The Battle of Gettysburg.

Featured speakers include the following nationally renowned authors whose books are familiar to students of the War:

--Dr. Steven Woodworth--The Decision to Go North

--Drs. Darlene and Michael Graves-- The Gettysburg Address (A Short Dramatic Reading)

--Dr. Ethan Rafuse--Meade at Gettysburg

--Eric Wittenberg--Calvary Actions at Gettysburg: Stuart's Ride

--Troy Harmon--Lee's Command Structure on the 2nd and 3rd Day

--Dr. Brian Melton--Gen. Slocum at Gettysburg

--Richard Williams--The Spiritual Lives of the Commanders at Gettysburg--Lunch

--David Rider--Berdan's Sharpshooters at Gettysburg

--Tom Desjardin--Chamberlain and Little Round Top

--Dr. Brad Gottfried--The Artillery Battle at Gettysburg

--Dr. Steven Woodworth--Peettigrew's & Pickett's Charge

--Kent Masterson Brown--Lee's Retreat From Gettysburg

Other Featured Speakers Include:

--Dr. Brenda Ayres--Persephone in the River Phlegethon; or, the Women at Gettysburg

--Ben Marinak--Union Chaplains at Gettysburg

--Delanie Stephenson--A Brief and Shining Moment: The Life and Death of Jenny Wade

--Jerry Markham--The 11th Virginia, Company at The Battle of Lynchburg

In addition to the speakers' presentations, there will be numerous exhibits of Civil War artifacts and memorabilia for the public, vendors of Civil War items, and a special exhibit of Civil War art about The Battle of Gettysburg.

On the evening of Saturday, March 29, there will be a period ball with music provided by the 2nd South Carolina String Band.

The event will be held in DeMoss Hall on the campus of Liberty University which is located in Lynchburg, Virginia. Everyone is encouraged to secure reservations for this seminar by Wednesday, March 26. Admission to the seminar is $55 (which includes all of the seminar sessions, the Friday night banquet, and Saturday's luncheon). After March 26, 2006, the price for both days is $65. Admission for Friday only is $25; admission for Saturday only is $30.
Special Note: Students admitted free.

Admission to the period ball is separate: $25 per couple. Period dress only will be allowed. Special Note: Heal plates on period footwear will not be allowed. This will be strictly enforced. Special lodging rates at the Days Inn of Lynchburg are available for those who will be attending the seminar. For pricing and location of lodging, call 434-847-8655. For special group pricing for the seminar or more information, call 434-592-4366 or email or . Also, go to the website at <> .

Note: Liberty University is not affiliated with the SCV, this is given as information which might be of interest to SCV members.