The Filson Civil War Field Institute, Led by Kent Masterson Brown
The Filson Civil War Field Institute explores the complex history of Civil War era Kentucky and the Ohio Valley region with an emphasis on the battles and campaigns of the Western Theater.
The Filson Historical Society and Civil War historian Kent Masterson Brown have collaborated to create The Filson Civil War Field Institute. The purpose of this new institute is to explore the complex history of Civil War era Kentucky and the Ohio Valley region through a series of field trips and lectures that allow participants to follow the footsteps of the armies and stand on the grounds where they fought. These tours will familiarize people with the campaigns and battles of the Western Theatre of the Civil War. The primary focus of the Institute is to discuss the strategic importance of these battles in relation to Kentucky and the personalities from Kentucky who fought on both sides.
General John Hunt Morgan; his name invokes images of electrifying raids, breathtaking chases of men mounted on the best-blooded horses of Kentucky, and romance in the midst of war. Born in Alabama and raised in Kentucky, Morgan became, in his own lifetime, one of the most celebrated heroes of the Confederacy. The first program of The Filson Civil War Field Institute concentrates on Morgan’s great Kentucky raids and is based in his hometown of Lexington, Kentucky.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 8:00 A.M.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 8:00 A.M.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 9:00 A.M.
The Filson Historical Society