Lexington, VA

2020 Featured Speaker : Philip Leigh

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Phil Leigh (1947 - ) was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and has mostly worked as a computer industry stock analyst. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology and an MBA from Northwestern University.

From 2012 to 2015 has contributed twenty-four articles to The New York Times Disunion Series, which commemorated the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. He was one of Disunion's most frequent contributors.   In 2013 Westholme Publishing released an annotated and illustrated version of the memoirs of Confederate Private Sam Watkins entitled "Co. Aytch." Phil wrote the Foreword and annotations.  In May 2014 Westholme published Phil's Civil War "Trading With the Enemy", which is about intersectional commerce between the North and South during the Civil War.  In May 2015 Westholme released his third Civil War book, "Lee's Lost Dispatch and Other Civil War Controversies."  In May 2016 Westholme published his fourth Civil War book, "The Confederacy at Flood Tide."  In May 2017 Westholme published his fifth book, "Southern Reconstruction."  In April 2018 Shotwell Publishing released his sixth book, "The Devil's Town: Hot Springs During the Gangster Era."

Phil also offers several self-publised books at Amazon in both Kindle and soft-cover editions. Readers wanting to publish their own books will find "From Microsoft Word to Kindle Publishing" helpful because it includes instructional videos.

2020 Symposium Speaker List

Bill Potter ~ Stonewall Jackson's Military Family                                                                       The Best Staff in the A.N.V.

Bill (William) Potter is an independent historian in Virginia. He has taught history at the high school or collegiate level for forty years.  Mr. Potter has authored books on General Stonewall Jackson and G. A. Henty, as well as history related articles, book reviews and essays for magazines, journals, and websites.  Beloved Bride ~ The Letters of Stonewall Jackson to His Wife

Frank Earnest ~ The Second Fall of Richmond

B. Frank Earnest is the Virginia Division S.C.V. Heritage Defense Chief.

Shane Anderson ~ What the Newspapers Said: The Black Confederate “Myth” Examined

You can review one of Shane's contributed articles here : Click Here

Past Event Speakers:

2019 -  Matt Atkinson ~ Gettysburg.  Author Bill Potter, Pastor Butch Pugh,  Beth White, Ph.D.,

2018 - Pastor Crieghton Lovelace.  Sypmosium: Travis Toombs, Fred D. Taylor, Esq., Pastor Creighton Lovelace, Kenny Rowelette, Assoc. Professor, ret., Christopher Smith, Ph.D.

2017 - Teresa Roane ~ Former MOC Libranrian/Archivis, UDC Archivist

             Symposium ~Beth White Ph.D., Kenny Rowlett, Susan Boardman, Bill Potter, Chris


 2016 - Chris Mackowski,Ph.D ~ Author, Educator, NPS Tour Guide, Blogger

             Symposium ~Kenny Rowlett, Paul J. Bennett, MD, Beth White, Ph.D.

 2015 - Ben Jones ~ Actor, Musician, Politician, Entrepreneur

             Symposium ~Chris Mackowski, D.Jonathan White, H.V.'Bo' Traywick, Jr., Steve French

2014 - Dr. Mathew Lively ~ Physician, Author

             Symposium ~ Beth White, William Connery, Rev. Herman White, and Dr. Mathew Lively.

2013 -Charles Kelly Barrow ~ Educator

             Symposium ~ Stephen Lee Ritchie, Richard G. Williams, Jr., Doug Batson,                                             B. Frank Earnest, Charles Kelly Barrow, Rev. Herman White

2012 - Stephen Lee Ritchie - Historian (Lee Chapel).  Kelly Atkins Henson (VMI).

              Symposium - R. Michael Givens, Charles Kelly Barrow, Timothy Manning, Sr.                     David Chaltas, and Stephen Lee Ritchie.

2011 - Kenny Rowlett - Assoc. Professor Liberty University

2010 - Pastor John Weaver - Past Chaplain-in-Chief, Sons of Confederate Veterans

2009 - Dr. Michael R. Bradley (Lee Chapel), John Vinson (Jackson's grave)

2008 - Charles E. Baker, D.D. (Lee Chapel) , Peter R. Furmick (Jackson's grave)

 2007 - David P.  Chaltas, D.D. (Lee Chapel), Richard G. Williams, Jr. (Jackson's grave)

2006 - Rev. Kenneth Studdard (Lee Chapel), Richard G. Williams, Jr. (Jackson's grave)

2005 -  Rev.  Lloyd Sprinkle

2004 - Richard G. Williams, Jr.

 2003 - D. Min. H. Rondel Rumburg ~ The Christian Legacy of Lee and Jackson.  Charles "Chuck" Eberle ~ Lee Remembers Jackson

2002 - Charles "Chuck" Eberle ~  Duty and Honor to God, Country,  and Banner.  Stephen Cassle ~ The Life of Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson

2001 - J. Holt Merchant - Professor of History, Washington & Lee University

2000 -Nora Brooks - as Mrs. Robert E. Lee