Thursday, August 15, 2013

Liberty University 2013 Civil War Seminar


LYNCHBURG, VA — Liberty University will present its 17th annual Civil War Seminar, “1863—The Conflagration Continues,” on Friday, Sept. 13-Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Arthur S. DeMoss Learning Center, located on the main campus of LU.
The following nationally renowned speakers will cover key topics of 1863:
Rod Gragg—“Gettysburg: An Eyewitness History" (Key Note Address)
                          “The 26th North Carolina at Gettysburg”
Dr. John Brinsfield—“Chaplains at Gettysburg”
Hunter Lesser—"Lincoln's Odd Trick:  Heroes, Rascals & Rogues of West Virginia Statehood" 
Major John Plaster—“Sharpshooters of the Civil War”
                                           “The Rifles of Gettysburg”
Michael Leavy—“Railroads of the Civil War: An Illustrated History”
In addition to the lectures, papers will be presented by scholars from around the country.
Numerous exhibits of Civil War artifacts and memorabilia will be on display for the public and vendors will have various Civil War items for sale.
Special tours of the National Civil War Chaplains Museum on Liberty’s campus will be conducted in the afternoon each day.
The seminar will conclude with a special period church service at Liberty’s prayer chapel on Sunday, September 15, led by the Rev. Alan Farley of Re-enactor’s Missions for Jesus Christ.
A special banquet will be held Friday night; admission is $25. The cost for Saturday’s lectures is $25/person or $35/family.
A silent auction will be held at the banquet to raise funds for the National Civil War Chaplains Museum’s purchase of the only known surviving US Christian Commission flag.
For more information about the seminar, including times, go to or call 434-592-4366.
Everyone is encouraged to secure reservations for the seminar by Monday, Sept. 9.  Go to or call (434) 582-SEAT (7328).
Special lodging rates at the Wingate by Wyndham of Lynchburg are available for seminar attendees. For information, call (434) 845-1700 or go to Wingate’s website.
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Continuing Education (CEU) credits are available. For more information, call Liberty’s Center for Professional and Continuing Education at (434) 592-4718, email, or visit

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