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North Carolina in the War for Independence: Kings Mountain

North Carolina in the War for Independence:  Kings Mountain
George Watts Hill Alumni Center’s Royall Room
Thursday, Jan. 5 | 7-9 p.m.

Tuition: $35; GAA members pay $20
Online registration coming soon.
Registration Form Fall 2016 NC History
Questions? Call Von Wise at 919-962-3574.

Fought in October of 1780, the battle, just south of the North Carolina border, was a pivotal moment in the British Southern campaign.  The surprising victory by Patriot militia over American Loyalist militia raised Patriot morale and delayed for a while the invasion of North Carolina.  Be with us as we document the story of the first of three engagements that defined this colony’s military legacy in the War for Independence.

Lecturer: Fred W. Kiger ’74 (’77 MAT) leads our NC History field-study programs and teaches several GAA courses each semester. 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.

Read Kiger’s recommended reading list.


Refunds for lectures:

Tuition is fully refundable for any cancellation made three weeks prior to the class. Any cancellation after that time is subject to a 50 percent fee. No tuition is refunded if the cancellation is made within 24 hours of the class.

Changing Classes:
 We will be happy to accommodate class change requests made within five business days prior to the class.

Please note: Class dates may change due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, tuition will be refunded in full.


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