On Sunday, June 12th at 3 P.M., the Franklin Civil War Round Table will present author and historian Dr. Chris Kolakowski, who will speak on “The Legacy of Arthur MacArthur.”
Kolakowski, currently the Executive Director of the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia, will recount the experiences of Arthur MacArthur, who fought and was injured at the Battle of Franklin. He will also recount the many other notable ties the MacArthur family had to Tennessee.
Kolakowski received his BA in History and Mass Communications from Emory & Henry College and his MA in Public History from the State University of New York. He has served as a historian and interpreter with the National Park Service, the State of New York, and the Kentucky State Park system. He has written extensively and spoken on military leadership, the Civil War, the American Revolution and both World Wars. Kolakowski has authored The Civil War at Perryville: Battling for the Bluegrass and The Stones River & Tullahoma Campaigns: This Army Does Not Retreat.
The event is free to the public. The Franklin Civil War Round Table is an educational program of Franklin’s Charge, and meets each month at Carnton Plantation's Fleming Center, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.franklinscharge.org/the-round-table.