Wednesday, June 2, 2010

symposium ticket sales

Tickets for the 2010 Rocky Mountain Civil War symposium are now available for sale on the website. The event is October 2nd at the Community College of Aurora. It promises to be another great event. This year our theme will be Ulysses S. Grant.

Brooks Simpson, author of “Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph Over Adversity, 1822-1865,” will provide an overview of Grant the general.

Peter Cozzens, author of many books on Western Theater battles (among others), will talk about the relationship between Grant and Rawlins.

Although Grant led men in battle before Shiloh that battle is his first real test of army command in big battle. Wiley Sword, author of “Shiloh: Bloody April,” will discuss Grant's performance in this battle.

Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign is what really separates him from the rest of the prominent generals. John Marszalek, Executive Director and Managing Editor of the Ulysses S. Grant Association, will cover this complicated campaign. Grant's papers are also now available online.

Gordon Rhea, author “Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26–June 3, 1864,” rounds out the panel with a presentation on Grant as General-in-Chief.

The day will end with a panel discussion and time for books to be signed. As always there will be a book room with a ton of good books and deals.

Tickets will be $50 again, which also includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Last year we also gave away "The New Civil War Handbook" by Mark Hughes free to all attendees.

If you have any questions please contact us at RockyMtnCWRT at aol dot com.

1 comment:

Pamplin Historical Park said...


I have read your blog and thought that you and some of your followers may be interested in an annual symposium we host at Pamplin Historical Park. I have attached the symposium flyer for your review. If you are interested in attending or need more information please feel free to contact us. More information can be found on our website as well, We hope you will be interested in attending!

Thank You,
Pamplin Historical Park and
The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier