I appreciate this posting and I hope to attend the seminar. I would encourage all of our readers to notify each other of any such programs. Along those lines, the Vicksburg National Military Park will have a seminar on Oct. 5 and 6 at Historic Christ Church. Speakers will include Lawrence Hewitt, "David Glasgow Farrigut: Hispanic, American, Admiral;" Dale Phillips, "The Battle of Baton Rouge;" William Shea, "Wild Goose Chase: McClernand, Sherman, Porter and Arkansas Post;" David Bastian, "An Effort in Futility: The Williams--Grant Canal," and Parker Hills, "Van Dorn's 1862 Christmas Surprise," with entertainment by the musical group Hardtack and Coffee. Two Vicksburg hotels are offering special rates. Seminar costs are $150, including a lunch and two receptions. For a brochure, call 601-636-0583 or mail Vicksburg National Military Park, 3201 Clay St., Vicksburg, MS, 39183.