Brunswick Civil War
Round Table Announces
2010-2011 Meeting Schedule
August 14, 2010 –
Southport, North Carolina (NC)
- September 7th begins the upcoming series of monthly Round Table
meetings featuring an impressive lineup of prominent Civil War
historians, authors, college professors and
Civil War re-enactors presenting and discussing a variety of
subjects relating to this important period in our country’s history.
Tuesday, September 7th:
“Sherman in North Carolina: Fierce Warrior and Compassionate
Peacemaker.” Our guest presenter is Mark L. Bradley, award
winning author and a leading authority on the Carolinas Campaign of
the Civil War.
Tuesday, October 5th:
“Confederate Raider John Moseby: His Men and Their Methods.”
Presented by Horace Mewborn, a retired military man, whose specialty
is the Confederate cavalry in northern Virginia.
Tuesday, November 2nd:
“Confederate Commander-in-Chief: The Military Background of
Jefferson Davis.” Keith Hardison, Director of Historic Sites in
North Carolina will be our guest. He managed the Jefferson Davis
house for thirteen years, and is a long time Round Table presenter.
Tuesday, December 7th: “The
Early Days of the Civil War in New Mexico.” Presented by Jim
McKee, BCWRT Vice President and senior staff member at the Brunswick
Town/Fort Anderson State Historical Site. This topic is especially
close to Jim since the Confederates in New Mexico captured an
ancestor, a physician in the U.S. Army.
Tuesday, January 4th:
“Civil War Medicine.” Presented by Don Johnson, physician-
turned-historian and instructor at UNC-W. His interest is in the
history of medicine, especially for the many thousands needing
medical attention during the Civil War.
Tuesday, February 1st:
“Civil War Women: Spies, Nurses and Homemakers.” Charen Fink is
our presenter. She is a former nurse, a Director of our BCWRT, and
has been involved in a variety of Civil War-related activities,
including presentations as a Living History interpreter for the past
eighteen years, “in period dress.”
Tuesday, March 1st:
“Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief.” Our guest presenter is
Richard Starnes, head of the History Department, Western Carolina
University. He has published two books, including articles on the
Civil War era concerning historic memory and the resurgent “Rebels”
in North Carolina during Reconstruction.
Tuesday, April 5th: “King
Cotton Diplomacy: Dreams and Realities.” Presenting is Dr. Max
Williams, Professor Emeritus, Western Carolina University and a
founding Director of our BCWRT. He is a member of the N.C.
Historical Commission. Among his many publications are four volumes
of “The Papers of William Alexander Graham,” as well as numerous
articles and reviews.
Tuesday, May 2nd:
“President Jefferson Davis and Governor Zebulon Vance: Quarrelsome
Partners in the Confederate War Effort.” Our presenter is Joe A.
Mobley who was in the Publication Section, North Carolina Office of
Archives and History for many years before retiring to do his own
research and writing.
Tuesday, June 6th: “The
Texas Brigade at Gettysburg.” Presented by Susannah Ural, BCWRT
Charter Member and Assoc. Professor of History, the University of
Southern Mississippi. Her interests range from social to military
subjects relating to the Civil War.
All Brunswick Civil War Round
Table meetings are held at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 209
E. Nash St., Southport, across from the Southport Post Office.
Registration begins at 6:30, and programs begin at 7:00. Everyone is
invited to attend.
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