Lincoln Memorial University and the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum will host the fourth “War in the Mountains” symposium April 17-18 as part of the ongoing commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. This event is free, but registration is required by April 9 due to limited seating.
The theme for this year’s symposium is “Religion, Death, Martyrdom, and the Civil War.”
Warren Greer, Director of of the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail: “Action and Reaction: How Enlightenment Ideals InfluencedAmerican Religion from the Great Awakening through theCivil War”
- Dr. Michael Toomey, Associate Professor of History at Lincoln Memorial University: “Under Fire: Lincoln’s Religion and the Civil War”
- Dr. Earl Hess, Stewart W. McClelland Chair in History, Lincoln Memorial University: “Arguing Over the Civil War Death Toll: Does it Really Matter?”
- Dr. George Rable, Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History, University of Alabama: “God as General: Was There a Religious History of the American Civil War?”
This event also features a Q&A session, tours of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum vault, and a book signing by the speakers. The sessions will be held in LMU’s Hamilton Math & Science Building, Room 100.
To register or for more information, call the museum at (423) 869-6235 or e-mail Carol Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first 150 registrants will receive a free gift.