The CSS Albemarle and Battle of Plymouth
Thursday, April 17 | 7-9 p.m.
Tuition: $ 30; GAA members pay $25
With much of northeastern North Carolina in Union hands by the spring of 1862, the backdoor to Richmond was open. In the spring of 1864 the Confederacy, not only wanted to slam shut that door, but unhinge Federal strategy in Virginia and North Carolina. The Confederate ironclad Albemarle and CSA Major General Robert F. Hoke came close to making all that reality. This is their story.
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.