Jarman Auditorium is a great venue to hear fantastic programs about the Civil War and the year 1864.
On Saturday, March 15, 2014 Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Eastern National Bookstore, The Department of History, Political Science, & Philosophy, and the Center for Southside Virginia History at Longwood University will host the 15th annual free Civil War Seminar at Jarman Auditorium on the Longwood University campus in Farmville. In keeping with sesquicentennial themes of the seminars from 2011 through 2015, this year's program will focus of the very critical year 1864. No registration is required and parking is available on campus. The schedule for the day's events:
8:30 a.m. Doors open
9:00 a.m. Introduction by Dr. David Coles, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy, Longwood University
9:10 a.m. Eric Wittenberg: Cavalry Operations in the Overland Campaign
10:15 a.m. Gordon Rhea: Grant and Lee in the Overland Campaign
11:15 a.m. Stephen Engel: Revisiting the New Market Campaign
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. Kevin Levin: Confederates Assess the Battle of the Crater
2:45 p.m. Brian Wills: Thomas dashes Hood's Hopes at Nashville
4:00 p.m. Seminar concludes
During the seminar, there will be opportunities to buy books by the authors present and have them signed. There will be other books and items for sale by the park's bookstore, Eastern National, and the park's new Friends Group, the Appomattox 1865 Foundation. For more information about the speakers please or for questions contact Dr. David Coles at 434-395-2220 or Patrick Schroeder at 434-352-8987 ext. 232.