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Southwest Civil War

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Hello and welcome to the Southwest Civil War. We plan an American civil war symposium and we write a blog. While you explore this site make sure to check out all the pages and register for the event. This year we will also be flying out Eric Wittenberg from Ohio as a keynote speaker. The Event will be held at the Esri Cafe, in Redlands CA, 92373. See you there!


Eric Wittenberg

Our Keynote Speaker presenting on "Sherman’s Carolinas Campaign of 1865"

Eric J. Wittenberg is an award-winning Civil War historian and is also an experienced trial lawyer. A native of southeastern Pennsylvania, Eric was educated at Dickinson College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is a partner in the Columbus, Ohio law firm of Cook, Sladoje & Wittenberg Co., L.P.A., where he manages the firm’s litigation practice. Wittenberg is the author of 22 critically acclaimed books on the American Civil War, several of which have won awards, as well as more than three dozen articles published in national magazines. He is in regular demand as a speaker and tour guide, and travels the country regularly doing so. He serves on the boards of trustees of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust and the Little Big Horn Associates, and often works with the American Battlefields Trust on battlefield preservation initiatives. He is now the program coordinator for the Chambersburg Civil War Seminars. His specialty is cavalry operations in the Civil War. He and his wife Susan reside in Columbus, Ohio.