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A Nation Divided: Civil War Week at Lakeside

Posted Jul 27th, 2007 by Alexandrea Kontos  Category: Arts & Entertainment

 

LAKESIDE, Ohio – July 27, 2007 – Lakeside, the Chautauqua on Lake Erie, presents its 4th annual Civil War Symposium with five days of seminars and historic portrayals. Seminars are offered at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM Monday through Friday. The symposium ends with a guided tour of Johnson’s Island Prisoner of War Depot Confederate Cemetery on the Marblehead Peninsula. No pre-registration is required for seminar participation.

2 p.m. Sunday, August 19
Orchestra Hall
Lakeside Heritage Society
Letters of a Civil War Soldier: Marital Adjustment in Wartime
Eldon Snyder, PhD
Based on his collection of letters between a Civil War soldier and his young wife, Snyder will share their story of love and marital adjustment in wartime.

10:30 a.m. Monday, August 20
Fountain Inn – Green Room
Lincoln’s Nomination and the Role of Ohio
Randal Buchman
Professor Emeritus of History & Archaeology
Defiance College – Defiance, Ohio
This seminar will review the influence of Ohio’s citizens and activities that encouraged Lincoln to pursue the candidacy for president.

1:30 p.m. Monday, August 20
Fountain Inn – Green Room
Letters from the Front: Correspondence of James and Lucretia Garfield
Ed Haney and Debbie Weinkamer
Historical Actors
Mentor, Ohio
Based on the letters exchanged between the Garfields during his 28 months of service in the Civil War, this first-person performance details the private lives of the Garfields, from the suffering and carnage of the war to the domesticity of home front activities.

10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 21
Fountain Inn – Green Room
Mr. Lincoln Takes a Train Ride
Randall Buchman
Professor Emeritus of History & Archaeology
Defiance College – Defiance, Ohio
This 2-part seminar will describe the events associated with Lincoln’s train passage through Ohio on his way to the White House and the return through Ohio four years later on his funeral train to Springfield.

1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 21
Fountain Inn – Green Room
Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant – a portrayal
Kenneth W. Bach, MA
Civil War Actor
Lakewood, Ohio
Kenneth Bach’s portrayal of Ulysses S. Grant covers the period from February 1864 when Congress resurrected the Lt. General officer grade until April 14, 1865 when Lt. Genl. Grant arrived by train at his family’s home in New Jersey to learn that his Commander-in-Chief, President Abraham Lincoln had been assassinated.

10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 22
Fountain Inn – Green Room
Glory Enough for all: Sheridan’s Raid and the Battle of Trevilian Station
Eric J. Wittenberg, JD
Lawyer & Author
Columbus, Ohio
Wittenberg will discuss his book that relates the story of the Confederate cavalry who pursued and caught their Federal foes at Trevilian Station, Virginia in mid-1864 – an outcome that prolonged Grant’s efforts to end the Civil War.

1:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 22
Fountain Inn – Green Room
Instruments & Music of the Civil War Era
Dodsworth Saxhorn Band
Ann Arbor, Michigan
This seminar demonstrates the typical brass band of the Civil War, including music, musicians, performance techniques and instruments of the mid-19th century.

3:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 22
Fountain Inn – Green Room
Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg
Eric J. Wittenberg, JD
Lawyer & Author
Columbus, Ohio
Wittenberg, co-author of this 2006 book, will review the role Confederate cavalryman Jeb Stuart’s horsemen played in one of the Confederacy’s most stunning and unexpected battlefield defeats.

10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 23
Fountain Inn – Green Room
Union General Francis Barlow and Arabella, Confederate General John Gordon and Fanny: Love Stories and Controversy
John C. Fazio, President
Cleveland Civil War Roundtable
Akron, Ohio
This is the story of a Union General and a Confederate General and their wives, whose devotion to their husbands took them to all the major battlefields in the eastern theater of the Civil War.

1:30 p.m. Thursday, August 23
Fountain Inn – Green Room
Songs of the Civil War
Corie Root & Ted Badgerow
Dodsworth Saxhorn Band
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Hear the stories behind some of the 19th century’s most popular tunes and sing along with old favorites from the Civil Wear era.

10:30 a.m. Friday, August 24
Fountain Inn – Green Room
A Hundred Days to Richmond: Ohio’s Hundred Days’ Men in Civil War
Jim Leeke
Author
Morgantown, West Virginia
Leeke will discuss his book drawn from Civil War diaries, letters and eyewitness accounts. A Hundred Days to Richmond tells the story of Ohio’s state militia troops who were offered for Union service for 100 days.

1:30 p.m. Friday, August 24
Tour of Johnson’s Island
Prisoner of War Depot Confederate Cemetery
A docent-led trip to Ohio’s most significant Civil War site located 15 minutes from Lakeside.

Come and enjoy the fun at Lakeside, Ohio, located between Cleveland and Toledo on Lake Erie’s south shore. Lakeside is a gated community. Access to the Lakeside grounds includes a one-day visitor’s pass $15 (adults), $10.50 (youth ages 10-18), and children under 10 are always free. There also is a required parking pass of $6 at the gate. Lakeside visitors can find more information about the Lakeside summer scheduling program with a visit to www.lakesideohio.com or by calling 1-866-9LAKESIDE. Lakeside, life simplified.

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One Response to “A Nation Divided: Civil War Week at Lakeside”

  1. Norma Says:

    This has been a great series, and I hope you leave the article up–I’ve linked to it.

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