2022 Civil War Symposium Western Theater @ Rutgers University–Camden - Campus Center
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day
The Symposium provides an in-depth overview of the coordination between the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy during the western campaign.

About this event

Public and Member tickets purchased by 2/12/22 and get a $15.00 discount – Promo Code: Earlybird

Students receive one-year free membership to the Old Baldy Civil War Roundtable beginning 5/1/22

Registration fee includes lunch, snacks and refreshments on Saturday

Friday night opening session optional for attendees; will be short introductory comments. Main event is Saturday

Saturday session will include Civil War exhibitors , period reenactors, raffles and door prizes

COVID: Will follow Rutgers University’s requirements in force at date of event

Follow event on Old Baldy Civil War Roundtable website and Facebook page

Friday 4/29/22

6:00PM – 8:00PM Opening Session

Saturday 4/30/22 Main Event

8:00AM -8:45AM Registration

8:45AM-9:00AM Opening Comments

9:00AM – 10:00AM Chuck Veit – The Battle of New Orleans

Author: Natural Genius: Brutus de Villeroi and the U.S. Navy’s First Submarine, Sea Minor: Major E. B. Banks Civil War Rocket Torpedo, Handbook of Civil War Reenactors

10:00AM-10:30AM Break

10:30AM- 11:30AM Vicksburg Campaign

Navy/Army Coordination ….Dr. Tim Smith

Author: Grant Invades Tennessee: The 1862 Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson, Rethinking Shiloh: Myth and Memory, Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front

11:30AM-12:30PM Vicksburg Campaign

The Land Campaign for Vicksburg… Terry Winschell, Retired Chief Historian of Vicksburg National Military

Author: The Civil War Diary of the Common Soldier, Vicksburg: Fall of the Confederate Gibraltar, Triumph & Defeat: The Vicksburg Campaign

12:30PM-2:00pm Lunch / Exhibit / Music

2:00PM:3:00PM The Sinking of the Ironclads: ….John Quarstein, Director Emeritus of the Monitor Center at Mariner’s Museum in Newport News

Award winning author and preservationist: The Monitor Boys: The Crew of the Union’s First Ironclad, The Battle of the Ironclads

3:00PM – 3:30PM Break

3:30PM – 4:30PM Red River Campaign …Dr. Gary Joiner

Author of The Red River Campaign, One Dam Blunder from Beginning to End, The Red River Campaign of 1864

4:30PM-5:00PM Closing Remarks