Jefferson County Historical Society to Host “General Grant”

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Jefferson County Historical Society to Host “General Grant”

August 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free, Donations Accepted

The Jefferson County Historical Society (JCHS) is hosting an evening with Dr. Curt Fields, an expert on General and President Ulysses S. Grant. Dr. Fields will be portraying Grant as he speaks about Madisonians and the Madison Civil War hospital. The event will take place on August 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the History Center, 615 West First Street, Madison, IN, and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Fields is a recognized expert on General Grant and has portrayed General Grant at the sesquicentennial observations of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House National Historic Park. Among many other honors, he was invited to portray General Grant at West Point in January 2019 to kick off their “semester of Grant” celebration prior to erecting a statue of Grant on the plain.

According to Frank Taff, member of the JCHS Board of Directors, who has heard Dr. Fields on several occasions, “Curt does an outstanding presentation. His depth of knowledge about Grant allows him to assume the persona of the general and to convince the audience that they are seeing and hearing the real thing.”

Dr. Fields’ presentations are in the first person – quoting from Grant’s memoirs, articles and letters that Grant wrote, statements he made in interviews, and first-person accounts from people who knew Grant or were with him during events. He is the same height and body style as General Grant and presents a convincing, true-to-life image of the man as he really looked.


Organized by JCHSHC Board Member Frank Taff, for more info call 812-701-1901


August 18, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free, Donations Accepted


Jefferson County Historical Society
615 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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