American Civil War Series: Confederate Commerce Raiders

Confederate Commerce Raiders
George Watt Hill Alumni Center’s Royall Room
Thursday, June 26 | 7-9 p.m.
(originally scheduled for June 19)

Tuition: $ 30; Carolina Alumni members pay $25
Register online.

On the 150th commemorative anniversary of the sinking of the CSS Alabama, we offer a night of documenting Confederate commerce raiders which terrorized Union shipping.  On a “battlefield” that stretched around the globe, this is the story of wooden ships and men made of iron.

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.

Please call Douglass Payne at 919- 962-0313 to register over the phone for upcoming fall classes or the fall field-study trip, or mail in your completed registration form (below).

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. 

Refunds for field-study trips:
All cancellations for any reason whatsoever will be subject to a $50 per person cancellation fee. Cancellations made after March 18, 2014 will result in a 100 percent forfeiture of the entire cost of the trip, unless you are able to find someone else to book the trip in your place.

For more information, please visit the lifelong learning section of our website.

  • To join the mailing list or for more information, call (919) 843-0790 or e-mail
  • If you have questions about Civil War field study trips, contact Douglass Payne ’04 (’06 MA) at (919) 962-0313 or e- mail