NOVEMBER 5, 2014

Scottsdale Civil War Round Table meets Nov. 18

Brian Wills…Unlikely Civil Warriors: George Thomas and Bedford Forrest
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brian willsDr. 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, Georgia. The author of numerous books, his most recent publications are The River Was Dyed With Blood: Nathan Bedford Forrest and Fort Pillow (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014) and Confederate General William Dorsey Pender: The Hope Of Glory (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013).  His biography of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, The Confederacy’s Greatest Cavalryman: Nathan Bedford Forrest (University Press of Kansas) was chosen as both a History Book club selection and a Book of the Month Club selection.  

In 2000, Dr. Wills received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Commonwealth of Virginia, one of eleven recipients from all faculty members at public and private institutions across the state.  He was named Kenneth Asbury Professor of History and won both the Teaching Award and The Research and Publication award from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

Scottsdale Civil War Round Table meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Civic Center Library (Auditorium), 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale at 6:40 p.m. Everyone is welcome. No admission charge. Visit or call 480-699-5844.