15th Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War

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The Mosby Heritage Area Association will host its 15th Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War October 5-7, 2012 at the Middleburg Community Center.

The theme of the upcoming conference is “The Chancellorsville Campaign,” which ran from April 30- May 6, 1863. The Battle of Chancellorsville is best noted for Stonewall Jackson’s fatal wound and for arguably the greatest victory for General Robert E. Lee. The Battle of Chancellorsville has been called “Lee’s perfect battle.”

The conference will include a bus tour of Chancellorsville Battlefield on Sunday, October 7.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s speakers include noted authors and historians, including Gary Ecelbarger, Kim Holien, Robert E. L. Krick, Robert K. Krick, Frank O’Reilly, Scott Patchan, Jeffry D. Wert, and Eric J. Wittenberg. Topics will include “Lee and Jackson at Chancellorsville,” “Stonewall Jackson’s Flank Attack,” and “Old Joe Hooker Comes Out of the Wilderness.”

This annual conference was named by Visit Loudoun as the 2010 Event of the Year (for 3,000 and under participants). It has attracted participants from 15 different states, including California and Oregon and has had an enormous economic impact in the local community from overnight accommodations to shopping and dining