15th Annual Civil War Study Group Symposium, September 17, 2022

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September 17, 2022
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies

15th Annual Civil War Study Group Symposium, Saturday, September 17, 2022

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Springfield, Illinois

The 15th annual Civil War Study Group Symposium will be held IN PERSON at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois, on Saturday, September 17, 2022, beginning at 9:00am. This year’s theme is focused on Illinois. We will hear presentations from four distinguished scholars:

A. James Fuller, "Governor Yates and the Politics of Being The Soldiers' Friend"

Glenna Schroeder-Lein, "James M. Taylor: Civil War Soldier, Disabled Veteran"

Mark Flotow, "Early Civil War Camp Butler and William Tecumseh Sherman: Persistence of a False Narrative"

Thomas E. Rodgers, “Persistence and Change in the Political Views of Union Soldiers: The Experience of the 103rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment”

Please email me, Steve Towne, with your registrations: setowne@iupui.edu

As we plan to go out as a group for lunch at a nearby eatery during the symposium, registration is FREE.

As is our custom, we have homework. Our assignment is to read Allen C. Guelzo’s Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America (2008) and come prepared to discuss it.

Please consider attending and participating in a day of friendly debate and discussion.

There are a number of hotels within easy walking distance of the ALPL. Please contact Christian McWhirter Christian.McWhirter@illinois.gov regarding any logistical questions you may have.


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Stephen E. Towne

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