Kennesaw State University is pleased to host The William A. Foster, Jr. Symposium on New Interpretations of the American Civil War.
The event will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, on the campus of Kennesaw State University.
Registration is required. For the itinerary and registration form, please visit Kennesaw State University's Department of History and Philosophy website at http://www.kennesaw.edu/history/
To reach the conference coordinator, call or e-mail Dr. John D. Fowler at 770-423-6244, firstname.lastname@example.org
This year's symposium will focus on Robert E. Lee as a man and a general and how he has been remembered by historians. The event begins Friday night, May 12, at 6:00 p.m. with a dinner and a keynote address by Professor Gary Gallagher of the University of Virginia. Professor Gallagher will speak on "Lee as a Modern Soldier." On Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Dr. Peter Carmichael will speak on "Lee's Search for the Battle of Annihilation," Dr. Earl Hess will follow with a presentation on ‘”I Knew it was the Only Way:' Grant, Lee, and the Overland Campaign of 1864," and Mr. Troy Harman will conclude with a discussion of "Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg."
After lunch, the speakers will take part in a roundtable discussion of many aspects of Lee and field questions from the audience.
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