An unusual presentation about weather and geology at the Battle of Nashville will be given at the January Franklin Civil War Round Table.

The January 8 Franklin Civil War Round Table promises to be unique when Austin Peay State University Professor Emeritus of Geology Dr. Phillip Kemmerly presents, “Fighting and Dying in a Frozen Hell: The Impact of Weather, Geology, and Soils on the Battle of Nashville.” 

Kimmerly has been a geological consultant for numerous corporations, law firms, and various governmental entities. His interest in history goes back to his high school years when he won an American Revolution American History award and has been a military history student since that time.  Upon retirement, Kemmerly has applied hydrology, geology, meteorology, physics, soil mechanics, statistics and mathematics to problems of Civil War combat in Tennessee.

Kimmerly has written numerous articles such as “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 Franklin Civil War Round Table meets at Carnton’s Fleming Center. The event begins at 3 p.m. on January 8, 2017.  The public is invited.  For more information contact:

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