Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief
Monday, March 10 | 7 – 9 p.m.
Tuition: $ 30; GAA members pay $25
He once served as a captain of militia during the Black Hawk War. To a given order his men responded with a collective “Go to Hell.” He went home never experiencing combat. And, yet, when civil war came, Abraham Lincoln became the nation’s commander-in-chief. This session follows the evolution of a president who learned while on the job.
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.