Threads From The National Tapestry: Stories From The American Civil War

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About Fred Kiger

April 4, 2018

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Fred Kiger is an American Civil War expert and popular lecturer for the University of North Carolina General Alumni Association and leads field study programs to Civil War sites. He twice served as a co-lecturer with Shelby Foote, the distinguished American historian and novelist.  Kiger created the Fandex Field Guide The Civil War:  A History of the War between the States for Workman Publishing which is in its 9th printing.  A member of Cambridge’s Who’s Who for Higher Education, he has lectured on the American Civil War for the past 37 years.

He is a native North Carolinian, holds two degrees from UNC-CH and previously taught for 20 years with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.  In addition to his Civil War lecturing and battlefield tours, Fred is a writer, researcher, statistician and associate producer for several broadcasting companies, most notably ESPN, where he is a three-time Emmy award winner for his contributions to the series Sports Century.