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American Civil War Series: The Presidential Election of 1864

The Presidential Election of 1864
George Watts Hill Alumni Center’s Royall Room
Tuesday, Nov. 4 | 7-9 p.m.

Tuition: $30; GAA members pay $25
Register online.
Or mail in your Fall 2014 Registration Form
Questions? Call South Moore at 919-843-0790.

Tuesday November 8, 1864 was Election Day and Jefferson Davis believed that canvass would provide an opportunity for change in the execution of power and policy in Washington City.  For Abraham Lincoln the event offered a chance to finish the task of preserving the Union.  On this evening, we’ll take a look at the candidates, their campaigns and the fateful day that contributed mightily to the outcome of the war.

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.

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 August 30, 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.

Please note: Class dates may change due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, tuition will be refunded in full. 


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 ccll@unc.edu
  • If you have questions about Civil War field study trips, contact Douglass Payne ’04 (’06 MA) at (919) 962-0313 or e-mail douglass_payne@unc.edu