The Hunley

The Hunley
Monday, Feb. 17 | 7 – 9 p.m.

Tuition: $ 30; GAA members pay $25
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For the Confederacy necessity was indeed the “mother of invention.”  On this day 150 years ago, naval history was forever changed.  At this gathering we’ll follow the Hunley’s incredible story from inception to the fateful night in February of 1864 when the vessel became the first submersible to sink an enemy ship in warfare.  

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.