By popular demand, Campaigning with Lee will return to the Embassy Suites in Ashburn, Virginia, for our 2014 meeting. Those of you who attended last year will remember that the accommodations, the food, and the hospitality provided by the hotel were first rate, and I’m sure you are looking forward as much as I am to our return visit.
We'll convene on the afternoon of Sunday, June 22 and spend the next five days together listening to an exciting array of presentations and visiting local Civil War sites. The full-day tour on Tuesday will take us back to Manassas/Bull Run---only this year instead of exploring First Manassas, we’ll focus on Second Manassas. Our guide will be Hank Elliot, the National Park Service historian who did a fantastic job leading us around First Manassas last year. (I hope we’ll also be able to return to the Golden Corral for lunch!) For the half-day tour on Thursday, local expert Don Hakenson will take us to several sites connected to John Singleton Mosby’s audacious cavalry raids against the Union.
The speakers will include faces old and new. I’m delighted to announce that both my predecessors at the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, Bud Robertson and Jack Davis, will be speaking. Other old friends such as Charley Cooke, Bob Goulding, and Dick Sommers will share their insights into topics like Morgan’s raid into Ohio. We’ll also be hearing from the Pamplin Historical Park’s A. Wilson Greene, the Museum of the Confederacy's John Coski, The Civil War Trust’s Garry Adelman, James Morgan (our guide at Ball’s Bluff last June), and many more.
I look forward to seeing you in Ashburn for what looks set to be a great program!
Director, Virginia Center for Civil War Studies
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