Lee and Grant: The Battle of the Wilderness
Thursday, May 6 | 7-9 p.m.
Tuition: $ 30; GAA members pay $25
In the first days of May 1864, Grant’s Overland Campaign was initiated to end the war. It eventually would but much later than expected and at a staggering cost. This is the initial encounter—in the tangled wilderness of central Virginia—when, for the first time, Lee and Grant were locked in combat.
Lecturer: Fred W. Kiger ’74 (’77 MAT) leads our Civil War battlefield study programs and teaches several GAA courses each semester. Freddie has over 30 years of teaching experience. He is the creator of the field guide The Civil War: A History of the War Between the States (Workman) and has two degrees from UNC, a bachelor’s in history and a master of arts in teaching with an emphasis in history.