Schedule of Events

The Norwich University Peace and War Center Proudly Presents the 2018 Colby Award


Norwich University undergraduate students and faculty will participate in a day-long experiental learning staff ride to the sites of the St. Albans Raid, the northernmost land action of the Civil War. This immersive learning event brings together living history, St. Albans Museum exhibits, guest historians, and a walking tour of the raid sites. To learn more about how Norwich does experiential learning, visit  

This staff ride is an academic event by invitation only. However, the St. Albans Museum is open to the public and provides resources to visitors who wish to walk the sites of the raid. For more information, visit


2:00–3:00 a.m. • Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library

Richard S. Schultz ’60 Colby Symposium Fellow Thaddeus Boothtrudo ’20 presents original research on Vermont sharpshooters in the Civil War.

All are invited to attend.

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. • Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library

Book Signing featuring:

Howard Coffin, author of The Battered Stars, Full Duty, Guns Over the Champlain Valley, and Nine Months to Gettysburg; Brian Matthew Jordan, author of Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War; Jerry Morelock, author of Generals of the Bulge: Leadership in the U.S. Army’s Greatest Battle; Carlo D’Este, author of Warlord: A Life of Winston Churchill at War, Patton: A Genius for War, Eisenhower: A Soldier’s Life 1890-1945; and 2018 Colby Award winner Steven E. Sodergren, author of The Army of the Potomac in the Overland and Petersburg Campaigns: Union Soldiers and Trench Warfare, 1864-1865.

All are invited to attend.

7:00 p.m • Auditorium, Mack Hall

Presentation of the 2018 Colby Award

“The Army of the Potomac in the Overland and Petersburg Campaigns: Union Soldiers and Trench Warfare, 1864-1865,” a talk by Steven E. Sodergren, Colby Award winner

All are invited to attend.