Symposium Spotlight: Brian Steel Wills, Keynote

Emerging Civil War is thrilled to announce one of the Keynote Speakers for the 2024 Symposium! 

Brian Steel Wills is the Director of the Center for the Study of the Civil War Era and Professor of History at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. In addition to leading tours, offering lectures, and conducting programs, Dr. Wills is the award-winning author of many books relating to the Civil War, including biographies of Confederate generals Nathan Bedford Forrest and William Dorsey Pender, and Union general George Henry Thomas. Brian has also written about the Civil War in the movies and recently published a study on noncombat deaths in the Civil War. He is a graduate of the University of Richmond, Virginia, and the University of Georgia. He spends time on his farm in Virginia when not teaching and working in Kennesaw.

Brian will be presenting about General Nathan Bedford Forrest in 1864, and you won’t want to miss this informative discussion!

Symposium Tickets are on sale today.

For more information on the 2024 Emerging Civil War Symposium, August 2-4, please visit our Symposium page. Look for additional symposium lineup announcements in the coming weeks. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the Ridge!

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