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UNI history lecturer to speak on Civil War

January 30, 2012

Kenneth Lyftogt, lecturer, UNI Department of History, 319-273-3927,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Kenneth Lyftogt, a lecturer in the history department at the University of Northern Iowa, will present "The Flag of the 2nd Infantry," from 7 to 10 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in 115 Seerly Hall.

The lecture will discuss the Battle of Fort Donelson, which was the first great Union victory during the Civil War. The presentation will highlight how soldiers of the 2nd Iowa Infantry went into the battle with a cloud of disgrace, but came out as heroes and were given the name "bravest of the brave."

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lyftogt at 319-273-3927 or