Shenandoah University's McCormick Civil War Institute


Beginning the week of June 15th Jonathan Noyalas, Director, Shenandoah University's McCormick Civil War Institute will be leading a special four-part seminar examining various aspects of the Shenandoah Valley's Civil War history. Each session will begin at 7 p.m. EST and be conducted via Zoom (password protected). This special online seminar is being offered for FREE (although we certainly appreciate anyone wishing to make a donation to support our myriad efforts). Although FREE, registration is required. To register, simply email me at with your name and preferred email address. You must register by Wednesday, June 10, 5 p.m. EST. The password protected Zoom link will be emailed to all participants on June 12. Each session will last approximately one hour. The first 40 minutes will consist of my remarks with the remaining time open for discussion with participants.
Here is a quick snapshot of the four sessions.
Monday, June 15: "Prisoners in Our Own Houses": The Impact of Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign on the Shenandoah's Civilians
Thursday, June 18: "Was it Cowardly to Check the Advance of Lee's Army": Gen. Robert H. Milroy, 2nd Winchester, and the Opening of the Gettysburg Campaign
Monday, June 22: "Like a Besom of Destruction": Union Cavalry, the Third Battle of Winchester, and the Postwar Fight for Reputation
Thursday, June 25: "Faded from the Memory of the Average Reader": The Meaning and Legacy of the Battle of Fisher's Hill