American Civil War Series: Overview of Events in Fall and Winter 1864-’65

Overview of Events in Fall and Winter 1864-’65
George Watts Hill Alumni Center’s Royall Room
Tuesday, Sept. 16 | 7-9 p.m.

Tuition: $ 30; Carolina Alumni members pay $25
Register online (starting July 1).

It was a time when U. S. Grant had all Federal armies on all fronts on the move.  While the December Battle of Nashville may have been the most militarily significant during this time period, there was plenty of fighting in the political realm as well. This session highlights decisions, elections, actions and personalities that set the table for the final campaigns that followed in the spring of 1865.  

Lecturer: Fred W. Kiger ’74 (’77 MAT) leads our Civil War battlefield study programs and teaches several GAA courses each semester. 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 classes or the 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