The Man Behind The Uniform
Curt Fields – a living historian will transport us back in time with his uncanny ability to the audience feel they are with the General himself. He’s the spitting image of U.S. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, In his cavalry-style slouch hat, blue wool sack coat, mud-splattered boots, dark beard and ever-present cigar, he’ll make a believer out of anyone. “I’m not a re-enactor. I don’t appear in combat at staged skirmishes,” he said. “I’m what’s known as a living historian. I talk to folks in first person.” To channel Grant’s philosophies, manner of speech and life experiences ,he pores over Grant’s memoirs and consults secondary source material left by those who personally knew the general, who also became the 18th president of the U.S.
Fields’ life-long interest in the American Civil War and his admiration for General Ulysses S. Grant is the background for his dramatic portrayal of the famous general to groups all over the United States as well as foreign audiences. Fields is the same height and build as General Grant and his presentation is given in the first person, quoting from Grant’s memoirs and letters.