Founding Fathers of the Confederacy – the Cabinet of Jefferson Davis
Monday, January 13 | 7-9 p.m.
Tuition: $30; GAA members pay $25
It was a mind-numbing task as Jefferson Davis tried to lead the Confederacy in its fight for survival. To aid him, he sought Cabinet members who, he believed, sought the same path for independence. Over four difficult years, many served and struggled as mightily as Southern military leaders in the field. Be with us as we take a look at the personal and political intrigue of a Cabinet that tried to establish stability during a time of great upheaval.
Lecturer: Fred W. Kiger ’74 (’77 MAT) leads our Civil War battlefield 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.