“Fighting and Dying in a Frozen Hell” at January Round Table

On Sunday, December 11th at 3 P.M., the Franklin Civil War Round Table will present Dr. Phillip Kemmerly, who will speak on “Fighting and Dying in a Frozen Hell: The Impact of Weather, Geology, and Soils on the Battle of Nashville.”

Dr. Kemmerly is Professor Emeritus of Geology at Austin Peay State University where he taught geology for thirty-nine years. He has been a geological consultant for numerous corporations, law firms and various governmental entities. Since retirement, Kemmerly has applied hydrology, geology, meteorology, physics, soil mechanics, statistics and mathematics to problems of Civil War combat in Tennessee.

Dr. Kemmerly has written numerous articles including “The Impact of Flooding on the Battle of Shiloh” in the Journal of Military History and “Lew Wallace’s Controversial March to Shiloh: A Time-Distance-Rate Analysis” in the Summer 2016 issue of the Tennessee Historical Quarterly.

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 fcwrt@yahoo.com, or visit http://www.franklinscharge.org/the-round-table.