Civil War and American Society Seminar

Mark Snell and staff are pulling together their annual Civil War and American Society Seminar, June 23 – 26, 2005 at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV. Have a look.

I see from the draft program that Tom Clemens has received his PhD ("Dr. Thomas Clemens"). Clemens, a student of Joe Harsh, is rumored to be preparing the Ezra Carman papers for publication. (These are at the root of every major Antietam study that has appeared since the war.)

Am expecting great things from Clemens - not to slight Mark Snell (whose Franklin bio is essential) or Ethan Rafuse, another seminar speaker (whose revision of the McClellan legend is coming out in a few weeks). The complete lineup is well worth seeing. And a Civil War era musical concert is included in the price.