Three Civil War scholars will speak on the symposium’s “1863: The Struggles Continue” theme:
- A. Wilson Greene, “Burnside’s Mud March”
- George Rable, “Jackson the Christian Soldier”
- Brian Wills, “The Rock of Chickamauga”
Brian Wills, director of the Civil War Center, is author of George Henry Thomas: As True as Steel, a biography of the Union general from Virginia known as “The Rock of Chickamauga” and other books. Works by A Wilson Greene, executive director of the Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, include Civil War Petersburg: Confederate City in the Crucible of War and National Geographic Guide to the Civil War National Battlefield Parks. George Rable, professor of history at the University of Alabama, is author of God’s Almost Chosen People: A Religious History of the American Civil War and other books.