Nathan Bedford Forrest
Tuesday, June 10 | 7-9 p.m.
Tuition: $ 30; GAA members pay $25
Once in a rage, Union Major General William T. Sherman blurted, “That devil Forrest” must be “hunted down and killed if he…bankrupts the national treasury.” With no previous military training, this controversial frontier aristocrat redefined the use of cavalry in time of war. On the 150th anniversary of his greatest victory, we offer a study of his brilliant and controversial career.
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.