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Civil War Lecture Series

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Angelo State University is sponsoring a lecture series this academic year to address various topics related to Civil War personalities, events and ramifications.

All programs, which are scheduled either at the C.J. Davidson Conference Center on the ASU campus or in the Fort Concho Commissary, will be open free to the public.

Scheduled presentations, dates and speakers:

    7 p.m. Sept. 13,
     Fort Concho Commissary, Moderator: Dr. Jason Pierce
    Panelists: Dr. Arnoldo De León, “Sam Houston and Texas Secession” and Curtis Milbourn, “General Tom Green, Texas Warrior.”
  • Civil War Commanders: Ulysses S. Grant vs. Robert E. Lee
    7 p.m. Oct. 11, Davidson Center, Moderator: Dr. Robert Ehlers
    Panelists: Dr. Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai, “Ulysses S. Grant” and Dr. Bill Taylor, “Robert E. Lee.”
  • Guerilla Warfare, Counter-Insurgency and the Lessons of the Civil War
    7 p.m. Nov. 15, Davidson Center, Moderator: Col. Mike Buck
    Panelists: Dr. Ken Heineman, “General Thomas Ewing, Jr., and the Missouri Borderlands” and Dr. Robert Ehlers, “Aftermath: The Truisms, Continuities, and Discontinuities of Irregular Warfare.”
  • Virtual Staff Ride of the Gettysburg Battlefield
    7 p.m. Jan. 24, Davidson Center, Moderator: Dr. Maurice Fortin
    Orientation Leader of the Staff Ride: Dr. Bill Taylor; Discussants: Dr. Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai, “Day 2: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain” and Preston Lewis, “Day 3: Pickett’s Charge.”
  • Emancipation, 1862
    2 p.m. Feb. 12, Fort Concho Commissary, Moderator: Joe Muñoz
    Panelists: Dr. Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai, “The Abolitionist Stance” and Dr. David Dewar, “The Moderate Republican View.”
  • Civil War/Total War
    7 p.m. March 20, Fort Concho Stables; Panelists: Cory Robinson, “Before San Angelo, Benjamin Grierson Dropped by on Mississippi,” and Dr. Kenneth Heineman, “William Tecumseh Sherman Demonstrated that War is Hell;” Moderator: Dr. Robert Ehlers.
  • A New Birth of Freedom: The Post-Civil War World
    7 p.m. April 17, 2012, Davidson Center, Moderator: Dr. Ken Heineman
    Roundtable: Dr. John Klingemann, “Mexico, 1910,” Dr. Joe Zheng, “China, 1911” and Dr. Rob Nalbandov, “Georgia, 1989.”

The Civil War speaker series is jointly sponsored by multiple ASU offices, including the History and Political Science Department, Center for Security Studies, West Texas Collection, Multicultural Center and Air Force ROTC as well as Fort Concho and the Concho Valley Civil War Roundtable.