The Indiana State Library in Indianapolis will host the fourth annual Civil War Study Group Symposium all day on Saturday, September 17. Papers will be presented by:
--S. Chandler Lighty, Papers of Abraham Lincoln, " 'Able and Efficient Services:' Lew Wallace and Indiana's Mobilization for War, April 15-23, 1861"
--Richard F. Nation, Eastern Michigan University, "Indiana Agriculture and the Civil War"
--Steven J. Ramold, Eastern Michigan University, "Boys of '61: The Integration of Citizen-soldiers into the Union Army"
--Daniel W. Stowell, Papers of Abraham Lincoln, "Mobilizing Hoosiers: Abraham Lincoln's Indiana Appointments in 1861"
In preparation for lively discussion, symposium participants are encouraged to read Mark R. Wilson's The Business of Civil War: Military Mobilization and the State, 1861-1865 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006).
Historians are encouraged to participate in this day of illuminating scholarship. The CWSG strives to be a relaxed forum for open discussion and debate on important issues relating to the American Civil War.
To help cover the cost of breakfast and lunch, there will be a $20 registration fee.
To register for the meeting, please send a check for $20, made payable to "Friends of the Indiana State Archives," to:
Indiana Historical Bureau, Room 130
140 North Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2296
The deadline to register is September 9. If you have any questions or need hotel accommodations, please contact Steve Towne - firstname.lastname@example.org