General Grant Will Return to John A. Logan College 14th ‘Civil War Days’, October 17th, 2018

October 17, 2018 @ 09:00 – 21:00
John A. Logan College Conference Center
IL 62966
Dr. Barry Hancock

John A. Logan College presents. . .The 14th Annual Civil War Days Featuring Union General Ulysses S. Grant (Dr. E. C. Fields, Jr.) & Abraham Lincoln (Earl Webb)

When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Where: John A. Logan College Conference Center
Time: 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. (see schedule below)
Evening: 7:00 p.m. at the General John A. Logan Museum in Murphysboro.
Cost: Free (participants are encouraged to register in advance at: (or at event)
9:15 a.m.
“General Grant: The Man Behind the Uniform”
General Grant will discuss his life and tell you who he really was.
He was pictured as a stoic and taciturn man who was a failure and a drunk. Come and listen to General Grant and find out who he really was.
12:30 p.m.
“The Battle of Shiloh”:
Was General Grant Really Surprised? General Grant will address the Corinth Crossroads Campaign and the role of the battle of Shiloh in that campaign. Shiloh was the first major battle of the Civil War.
7:00 p.m.
“General U.S. Grant and General John A. Logan.”
General Grant will discuss his relationship with General John A. Logan from his first command here in Illinois to the White House.
NOTE: This session will be held at the General John A. Logan Museum in Murphysboro, 1613 Edith St.
For more information about Dr. Fields, please go to his website at
*The luncheon and breaks will feature a musical duo composed of Joanne Long and Lori Buedel. The duo will add fun and authentic atmosphere to the day with fiddle & banjo tunes of the era. They will include the famous Civil War Theme song from the Ken Burns documentary, “Ashokan Farewell.”
9:00 a.m.
Welcome-Dr.Ron House, President-John A. Logan College
9:05 a.m.
Who Was John A. Logan? Dr. Barry Hancock, Dean for Community Education
9:15 a.m.
Keynote: General U.S. Grant, Union Army: The Man Behind the Uniform
10:10 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Stations: Civil War Medical Doctor,
The Life of a Civil War Soldier,
Firing of Cannon,
Robert E.Lee,
Civil War Re-enactors, Members of the 31st Illinois Voluntary Infantry,
Lincoln Impersonator,
Women in the Civil War
12:00 p.m. Lunch
bring a sack lunch or visit our cafeteria
12:30 p.m. Keynote:
“The Battle of Shiloh: Was General Grant Really Surprised?”
1:30 p.m. Stations: Continued
2:00 p.m.
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