Battle of Franklin Trust Eric A. Jacobson to speak at Civil War lecture series

Battle of Franklin Trust Eric A. Jacobson to speak at Civil War lecture series

“America, the Confederacy and the Future of our Civil War” to take place on July 13 

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Battle of Franklin Trust will host its ongoing Civil War lecture series on Thursday, July 13 featuring speaker Eric A. Jacobson, CEO of The Battle of Franklin Trust. Entitled “America, the Confederacy and the Future of our Civil War,” the lecture will address current events, the Confederate flag, monument removals, changing interpretation and what is in store for the future of Civil War history. 

“The lecture series at the Fleming Center is a way to talk to and educate the community about topics that pertain to the Civil War and specifically the Battle of Franklin,” said Jacobson. “This particular lecture will highlight certain controversies and issues surrounding perceptions of Civil War history and look at what the future might hold.” 

Jacobson is the author of three books on the American Civil War, “For Cause & For Country,” “The McGavock Confederate Cemetery” and “Baptism of Fire.” He has been the CEO of The Battle of Franklin Trust since 2014, leading the non-profit organization in continued growth and preservation of the Franklin battlefield, Carnton and The Carter House. 

“America, the Confederacy and the future of our Civil War” will take place at the Fleming Center, located at Carnton, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle. The event begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The lecture will last approximately 45 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A. For more information about this lecture series, visit www.boft.org. 

About The Battle of Franklin Trust 

The Battle of Franklin Trust is a 501(c)3 management corporation acting on behalf of Franklin’s battlefield sites to contribute to visitors’ understanding of the November 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin. The Trust is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of preserving, restoring, maintaining and interpreting the properties, artifacts and documents related to the battle to preserve this important part of the nation’s history.

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