2015 Upcoming Presentations


Title: “The Assassination of Lincoln: A Backward Look”

Date: September 17, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Liberty University Visitors Center Banquet Room

Speaker: Kenny Rowlette


Title: “Sharpshooters of the Civil War”

Date: October 1, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Liberty University Visitors Center Banquet Room

Speaker: Fred L. Ray, author of Shock Troops of the Confederacy: The Sharpshooter Battalions of the Confederacy


Title: “The Chaplains of Gettysburg”

Date: November 10, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Liberty University Visitors Center Banquet Room

Speaker: Dr. John H. Brinsfield, author of The Spirit Divided: Chaplains of the Confederacy, The Spirit Divided: Chaplains of the Union, and Faith in the Fight




The National Civil War Chaplains Museum


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The National Civil War Chaplains Museum


A Fall of Sparrows




This will be a talk by Paul Bennett on his new Civil War novel which won the Athanatos
Christian Ministries’ 2014 Christian Novel Contest.
This event will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:00 PM in DeMoss Hall 3028 on the Campus of Liberty University.
A Fall of Sparrows is set during the Civil War and follows William Seymour, a Confederate soldier,
who encounters an escaped slave and goes against orders to guide her through the Virginia war
zone to connect with the Underground Railroad.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more info, call 434-582-2087 or e-mail




The National Civil War Chaplains’ Museum


Chris Mackowski, Co-Author of The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson: The Mortal Wounding of the Confederacy’s Greatest Icon and Founder of The Emerging Civil War Blog

 “The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson”


Time: 7pm

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Place: The Hancock Welcome Center, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Ticket Cost: FREE!

Other Details:

  • Directions to the Hancock Welcome Center
  • About Dr. Chris Mackowski
  • The Emerging Civil War Blog
  • Savas Beattie Civil War Texts
  • For more information call 434-582-2087 or email





The National Civil War Chaplains Museum


Love Letters of Lynchburg

By Bill Minor

A spoken word exchange of letters throughout the Civil War–script and original music by Bill Minor. these letters–exchanged by Charles Minor Blackford and his wife Susan from the time he rode off to First Manassas up through the Fall of Richmond (written under the most trying conditions borne with inspiring equilibrium)–may rank among the more insightful, full observant, and poignant love letters saved from that “dreadful war.” At its end, the couple returned to the home they had lost and spent the rest of their days (and nights) in fortunate union with one another.


The Liberty University Tower Theater

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:00 PM

Admission $10 Adults  $5 Students

For Reserved Tickets, Call 434-841-6235

Or Email

Tickets Also Sold at Door








  “Breechloaders & Greencoats” by Dale Gallon – Image courtesy of Gallon Historical Art


LYNCHBURG, VA — Liberty University will present its 17th annual Civil War Seminar, “1863—The Conflagration Continues,” on Friday, Sept. 13-Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Arthur S. DeMoss Learning Center, located on the main campus of LU.


The following nationally renowned speakers will cover key topics of 1863:


Rod Gragg—“Gettysburg: An Eyewitness History” (Key Note Address)

 “The 26th North Carolina at Gettysburg”


Dr. John Brinsfield—“Chaplains at Gettysburg”


Hunter Lesser—”Lincoln’s Odd Trick:  Heroes, Rascals & Rogues of West Virginia Statehood” 


Major John Plaster—“Sharpshooters of the Civil War”

“The Rifles of Gettysburg”


Michael Leavy—“Railroads of the Civil War: An Illustrated History”


In addition to the lectures, papers will be presented by scholars from around the country.

Numerous exhibits of Civil War artifacts and memorabilia will be on display for the public and vendors will have various Civil War items for sale.

Special tours of the National Civil War Chaplains Museum on Liberty’s campus will be conducted in the afternoon each day.

The seminar will conclude with a special period church service at Liberty’s prayer chapel on Sunday, September 15, led by the Rev. Alan Farley of Re-enactor’s Missions for Jesus Christ.

A special banquet will be held Friday night; admission is $25.

The cost for Saturday’s lectures is $25/person or $35/family.

A silent auction will be held at the banquet to raise funds for the National Civil War Chaplains Museum’s purchase of the only known surviving US Christian Commission flag.

Special rates for Home School families.  Call for more info.

For more information about the seminar, including times, go to or call 434-592-4366.

Everyone is encouraged to secure reservations for the seminar by Monday, Sept. 9.  Go to or call (434) 582-SEAT (7328).

Special lodging rates at the Wingate by Wyndham of Lynchburg are available for seminar attendees. For information, call (434) 845-1700 or go to Wingate’s website.

Continuing Education (CEU) credits are available. For more information, call Liberty’s Center for Professional and Continuing Education at (434) 592-4718, email, or visit




A table will be available on-site to purchase tickets the night of the Movie Premier

Event Night Tickets are $12.00


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