Photograph of a cannon under a blooming tree

Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas, Va.

Rob Shenk

Wednesday & Thursday History Talks

Schedule and speaker lineup are subject to change.
American Battlefield Trust Event

Wednesday, June 2, 2021


Salon A

2-2:45 PM: Capital Crisis: The Civil War Defenses of Washington, July-September 1862 with Steve Phan

3-3:45 PM: The Potomac River Blockade with Rob Orrison 

4-4:45 PM: The Chaos and Carnage of the Medical Field During Civil War with Paige Gibbons Backus 

5-5:45 PM: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War with Jim Morgan 


Salon B

2-2:45 PM: ​To Be Announced

3-3:45 PM: For the Use of the Public: An Introduction to the Records of the Williamsburg Public Store, 1775-1780 with Kate Gruber

4-4:45 PM: The Charge of the VMI Cadets at New Market with Sarah Kay Bierle 

5-5:45 PM: The Burning of Washington with Robert "Bert" Dunkerly 


Thursday, June 3, 2021

Salon A

9-9:45 AM: The Road to Revolution with Phillip S. Greenwalt

10-10:45 AM: The War of 1812 with Shannon McLucas 

11-11:45 PM: Victory or Death: The Battles of Trenton and Princeton with Mark Maloy 


Salon B

9-9:45 AM: To Be Announced

10-10:45 AM: Civil War Stories: Understanding Your Ancestors’ Place in Civil War History with Anne Gillespie Mitchell 

11-11:45 PM:  A Vigorous Defense: The Department of the Monongahela During the Gettysburg Campaign with Rich Condon


Main Ballroom: 

3-3:45 PM: Mapping the American Wars with Steven Stanley 


Main Ballroom: (Keynote Speaker)

4-4:45 PM: The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson with Chris Mackowski 


Speaker lineup and schedule are subject to change.