“The Campaigns and Battles of Forrest: 1861-1863” at April Round Table

On Sunday, April 8th at 3 P.M., the Franklin Civil War Round Table will host retired Special Forces Brigadier General John Scales, who will speak on his new book, The Campaigns and Battles of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest: Kentucky to Chickamauga 1861-1863.

General Scales, using the lens of his decades of professional service, will analyze Forrest’s wartime actions and how these decisions and didn’t effect the war in the Wester Theater.

Scales has a Ph.D. in Engineering and spent thirty years in the military, which included service in Vietnam and Afghanistan. He has two previous books:  Sherman Invades Georgia (Naval Institute Press, 2006) and A Reluctant Hero’s Footsteps (Westbow Press, 2012). 
A resident of Huntsville, Scales is past president of the Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table and leads campaign tours in Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia.

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.