Seminar 2019







​​​Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20  
​Bonus Events Friday, October 18

​​Gainesville and Chickamauga GA

Including an All day Chickamauga Battlefield Tour
Annual Dinner . Silent Auction
Keynote Speaker: Cory Pfarr, Longstreet at Gettysburg: A Critical Reassessment
Michael K. Shaffer and LTC (Ret.) Harold Knudsen


Friday Bonus Day      Longstreet Society volunteers will be at the Piedmont Hotel all day Friday showing folks around, working on the building and helping those who are interested get started on a self-driving tour of Longstreet's Gainesville. Join us for any or all of the day. Lunch is on your own. But make sure you're back for an awesome chicken dinner on us at the Piedmont to celebrate the Longstreet Society's 25th birthday.


SaturdayBus tour of Chickamauga Battlefield by Harold M. Knudsen
Includes  breakfast and lunch on the road

Annual Dinner back in Gainesville

Keynote address by Cory Pfarr, author of Longstreet at Gettysburg **

Silent Auction


SundayHot breakfast

Helen Dortch Longstreet Award

Presentation by Michael K. Shaffer of Kennesaw State and Emory University **






 Headquartered at Hilton Garden Inn
 1735 Browns Bridge Road
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Gainesville GA 30501
​ 770-532-3396


 Special LS room rate of $129 includes breakfast 
 Reserve your room before September 27 











          

         






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​​​Welcome to ​​​​The Longstreet Society

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We are a 100% volunteer run and  staffed organization and are funded entirely by membership fees and donations. Please join. Please donate.

Cory M. Pfarr    Cory M. Pfarr is an American History author whose main interests span America's Revolutionary to Civil War years. His work on John Quincy Adams, "John Quincy Adams's Republicanism: 'A Thousand Obstacles Apparently Stand Before Us'" was published by the Massachusetts Historical Society in 2014. A book-length study on Lieutenant General James Longstreet's performance at the Battle of Gettysburg, titled, "Longstreet at Gettysburg: A Critical Reassessment," was published by McFarland & Company Inc. Publishers in 2019. 
He works for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and three kids.
Michael K. ShafferCivil War historian, instructor, lecturer, newspaper columnist, and author. He remains a member of the Society of Civil War Historians, Historians of the Civil War Western Theater, Georgia Association of Historians, and the Georgia Writers Association. Shaffer teaches Civil War Courses at Kennesaw State University's College of Professional Education and at Emory University. Shaffer frequently lectures to various groups across the country.
Harold M. KnudsenLTC (Ret.) Knudsen's Army career spans over twenty four years of active duty service, and includes American and German Army Field Artillery Schools, Command and General Staff College, and he is a graduate of the Joint Services Staff College, Naval Station, Norfolk. With many years of tactical experience in the integration of fire support, maneuver planning and fire control computation for cannon units, much of this time was spent in the German training areas on tactics offensive armored warfare, as well as peace-keeping and counter-insurgency training. A combat veteran of Desert Storm, he performed extensive artillery fire planning and execution in support of the US breakthrough of the Iraqi line and penetration into Iraq. He has also served in Iraqi Freedom in the current conflict as a Force Manager, fielding new equipment to units in Iraq. His years of staff work at the Corps, Army, and Pentagon levels give him a strong understanding of army operations from the lowest to highest levels. His interest in James Longstreet began at an early age, and expanded in Germany when comparing some of Longstreet's tactics and operations to current methods in the training areas. LTC Knudsen's way of looking at the Civil War draws heavily from 20th Century Army doctrine, field training, staff planning, command, and combat experience.