The Chicago Civil War Symposium & Reenactment
Chicago Historical Society Saturday, September 29, 2001
National Archives and Records Administration-Great Lakes Region
Chicago Historical Society
Chicago Civil War Round Table
Salt Creek Civil War Round Table
Public History Program at Loyola University
National Park Service
The Symposium and Reenactment are held in conjunction with the Chicago Historical Society's Civil War History Day activities on Saturday, September 29, 2001
About the Symposium:
Unlike previous Chicago Civil War Symposia, this year's program will include a miscellany of topics suggested by past Symposium participants. A wide range of topics will be considered, including the plight of the 9th Illinois Volunteer Infantry at the Battle of Shiloh; southern women and myth versus reality during the Civil War; the interaction between the prisoner-of-war camp and residents at Rock Island, Illinois; a reconsideration of the often misunderstood influence and impact of the guerilla war; and Civil War art.
This year's program will include a panel of scholars discussing The Civil War and Memory. Panelists will discuss various interpretations and new influences on the Civil War and remembrance.
The Symposium's speakers and presentations include:
Peter E. Cozzens, Independent Scholar, United States Department of State
"My Poor Little Ninth," The 9th Illinois Infantry at Shiloh
Laura F. Edwards, Department of History, University of California at Los Angeles Scarlett Doesn't Live Here Anymore: Southern Women in the Civil War Era
James C. Kelly, Assistant Director for Museums, Virginia Historical Society
The Civil War Diary and Drawings of Private Robert Sneden
Benton M. McAdams, Independent Scholar, Loves Park, Illinois
Dead Dogs, Dollars, and Drunkards, and the Three Colonels of Rock Island Barracks
Daniel E. Sutherland, Department of History, University of Arkansas
Guerrillas, Bushwhackers, and Partisans: Rethinking the Civil War
The Symposium's War and Memory panelists include:
Theodore Karamanski, Department of History, Loyola University, Chicago
John A. Latschar, Superintendent, Gettysburg National Military Park
Olivia Mahoney, Chicago Historical Society
Reenactment: An encampment will be provided from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Reenactors representing various Civil War regiments from the Chicago area will demonstrate close-order drill, an artillery demonstration, and camp life to Symposium participants.
Reception: Following the final session, the sponsoring organizations will hold a closing reception at the Chicago Historical Society. Participants and presenters can mingle and discuss the day's activities.
Fees: The fee for attending the Symposium is $40.00. The fee for students with a copy of a valid I.D., Round Table members, and Teachers is $30.00. The optional boxed lunch is an additional $10.00. Outdoor activities are free.
Parking: Available in the parking garage directly north of the Chicago Historical Society, in Lincoln Park. Participants can have their tickets validated at the Society rate of $5.50.
Registration: Registration begins on June 1, 2001. For registration information, contact Ms. Akane Henriquez at the address below.
Questions: Contact by the email provided below or the regional archives at 773-581-7816.
Ms. Akane Henriquez
Chicago Historical Society
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Tel. 312-799-2271 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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