7th Annual Jefferson County Civil War Seminar June 20, 2017


7th Annual Jefferson County Civil War Seminar

Tuesday, June 20

9 am – 4:15 pm

Final plans are being made for the Seventh Annual Jefferson County Civil War Seminar to be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The seminar is sponsored by the Charles Town Library Civil War Roundtable and the Jefferson County Historical Society. The seminar will be held at historic Happy Retreat, home of Charles Washington, youngest brother of General George Washington and founder of Charles Town. Although no fee is charged, a “goodwill donation” will be taken with proceeds given to local historical associations. Seating for this popular event is limited, so plan to arrive early.  For further information, call (304)725-2608 or email

This year’s presenters and their topics include:

Phil Wingert: “Robert Knox Sneden”

Jim Glymph: “Flags”

Steve French: “Harry Gilmor and Jefferson County”

James J. Broomall, Ph.D.: “The War for the Common Soldier: Combat and Campaign with Virginia and West Virginia Soldiers.”

Maria McKelvey: “John A. Washington III’s Deadly Encounter in Western Virginia.”

John Kavaliunas: “Carry Me Back to New Virginia: Confederates in Mexico”

Doug Perks “Make Me a Map of The Valley: Civil War Maps”

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