SCV group observes Confederate day at Oconee Hills

Confederate Memorial Day is observed as a state holiday in seven Southern states, but the states…

Georgia (Apr 29, 2013) — Confederate Memorial Day is observed as a state holiday in seven Southern states, but the states observe it on different days in late April….

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Brian Wills, director of the Center for the Study of the Civil War at Kennesaw State University, will present a program on Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.

During the war, Forrest, was steadily promoted to become the unconventional cavalry officer that Union General W.T. Sherman called “the most remarkable man the Civil War produced on either side,” according to a release from the chapter.

Wills is the author of “The Confederacy’s Greatest Cavalryman: Nathan Bedford Forrest.”



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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