Sunday, September 30
The twenty minutes of concentrated fury of the Confederate attack against Fort Sanders, November 29, 1863, became the most prominent moment of the Civil War as it was fought in the heart of East Tennessee. Dr. Earl Hess will sort through fact and legend to show how Fort Sanders became a symbol of divided loyalties in Knoxville. The lecture will be heavily illustrated with photographs and paintings. The author of more than a dozen books on Civil War history, Earl Hess holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Purdue University and is now an associate professor of history at Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate.
The program is free and open to the public. The lecture will begin at 2:30 at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Dr. Hess will be signing books following his lecture. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824.
East TN History Center
East Tennessee Historical Society