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Fri, 06 May


De Vere Cotswold Water Park

2022 Conference: War in the Trans-Mississippi

Our 2022 Conference is back to its more usual springtime date and promises to be worth waiting for with top quality speakers on a relatively unknown theatre of the Civil War. FROM £270 PER PERSON. We are grateful to Arkansas Tourism for sponsoring this event

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2022 Conference: War in the Trans-Mississippi
2022 Conference: War in the Trans-Mississippi

Time & Location

06 May 2022, 19:00 BST – 08 May 2022, 16:00 BST

De Vere Cotswold Water Park, Lake 6, Spine Rd E, Cirencester GL7 5FP, UK

About the Event

The Trans-Mississippi is often dismissed in Civil War history as an unimportant theatre of war waged by second- or even third-rate commanders.  But it can also be argued that the war's very origins were on the western frontier, and the region saw some of its most complex political conflicts, not only between North and South but also within states and in the interactions with Native American nations.  The first battles involving African-American troops took place here, long before Fort Wagner and Glory, and without doubt some of the wars worst atrocities.  Trans-Mississippi battles and campaigns may not have been on the scale of Gettysburg, Vicksburg, or Atlanta, but they were fought in some of the harshest environments on the continent, and often with a violence and bitterness unmatched anywhere further east.

We have assembled an exceptional team of speakers to guide you through the intricacies of this forgotten theatre.

Dr Terry Beckenbaugh, Associate Professor USAF Command and Staff College, Montgomery, AL 

  • Missouri, 1861 
  • Battle of Honey Springs, Indian Territory, July 17, 1863

Dr Jeff Prushankin, Visiting Asst Professor of History at Millersville University, PA 

  • The Red River Campaign March-May 1864 
  • General Edward Kirkby Smith

Dr Kyle Sinisi, Professor of History at The Citadel, Charleston, SC 

  • General Samuel R Curtis 
  • Battle of Westport, Missouri, October 23, 1864

To fit in all of our extended programme of guest speakers, we will be extending the conference into Sunday afternoon.  All our regular conference activities will be featured, including our Friday icebreaker session, Saturday formal dinner, Sunday morning raffle and booksellers Paul Meekins.  The event is sponsored by Arkansas Tourism

Price is £270 per delegate, (single room supplement £50).  which includes accomodation and meals as well as the  Conference, and offers great value for money.   

Further details can be found at the website of our agents Old Country Tours or contact them at  to receive booking forms and updates.  Alternatively, register an interest below and we will pass your details on to them.


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    This is an obligation free registration of interest that will enable us to estimate numbers and costs. By registering you are also accepting that we may send you updates on the event. It is not an event ticket, which will need to be purchased at a later stage from our agents.

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