Symposium on the American Civil War

Fourth Annual James Caster Symposium on the Civil War

Tuesday, February 25
9:00am - 4:30pm
Mabee Auditorium, Randall University

Randall University will host its annual Symposium on the American Civil War on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. This year's symposium features several engaging speakers who will address a variety of topics on the subject of the Civil War.

This event is open to the public, free of charge. School students in public, private, and homeschool are invited, as well as college students and all others interested in learning more about the Civil War. Programs will run from 9:00am–5:30pm, with a break for lunch (RSVP to by February 15, 2020, if you wish to eat in the cafeteria).

We invite you to view the schedule below, as well as further information about our speakers, and save the date to join us on February 25!

Schedule of Sessions

9:00amGathering in the Barber Center
9:30am"The Civil War in the Indian Territory" John Dwyer
10:30am"The Battle of New Market"Dan DeKalb
11:30am - 12:30pmLunch Break
12:30pm"The Reunification of the Nation"Jeff Massey
1:30pm"Confederate Grand Strategy"Ben Odom
2:30pm"The Interconnection of the Mexican War and the Civil War"Carroll Wilson
3:30pm"Congressman from Indian Territory to the Confederate Congress"Beau Cantrell
4:30pm"The Fatal Order at the Battle of Chickamauga"Craig McKinley

Speaker Profiles

Click on any of the speakers below to learn more!

For More Information

If you would like to know more about the symposium, please contact the symposium organizer, Steve Byas, at