Every year I hear from our attendees what a great time they had at the event, what a great panel we had and how much they learned. This year our theme will be Ulysses S. Grant and we will have another great panel.
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.
Our ticket page is not up yet as it is a bit early to be selling tickets but it will be ready soon enough. In the meantime keep October 2, 2010 open so you can attend a world class symposium on one of the Civil War's best generals, Ulysses S. Grant.
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