Civil War Seminar and Tour
November 5 @ 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
“My Mind is Full with Thoughts of the Past”
The Second Battle of Winchester Through the Eyes of Combatants & Civilians
In mid-February 1864 the 18th Connecticut Infantry moved over a portion of the Second Battle of Winchester battlefield where fighting occurred during the early morning hours of June 15, 1863. As Corporal John Service, a veteran of the regiment, gazed around at the landscape which still contained scars from the battle, including graves of men who perished in the fight, he was moved. “As I stand here upon this sacred spot, my mind is full with thoughts of the past,” Service wrote. This fall Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute will explore the Second Battle of Winchester, including visits to several sites that are privately owned and not accessible to the public, to explore the Second Battle of Winchester on an intimate level–from the perspective of the Union and Confederate soldiers who fought, to Winchester’s civilians who regardless of allegiance, found themselves caught once more in war’s maelstrom. The tour will focus on individual experiences and how what occurred in mid-June 1863 forever transformed the lives of those involved.
Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute annual fall seminar and tour with Prof. Jonathan A. Noyalas, “My Mind is Full with Thoughts of the Past”: The Second Battle of Winchester Through the Eyes of Combatants and Civilians.” $25 registration fee covers morning lecture at Shenandoah University (1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA), lunch at SU, and vehicle caravan of sites, including sites not regularly accessible to the public. Event begins at 10:30 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m.
To register visit www.su.edu/mcwi. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-665-4501.