Civil War Round Table
To Meet December 7th
Following a near record crowd,
and an all-time high in new member sign-ups at their Tuesday,
November 2nd meeting which featured guest presenter Keith Hardison,
the Round Table now announces its December 7th program. This meeting
will feature Jim McKee, senior interpreter at the
Brunswick Town/Ft. Anderson State Historic Site. His topic for
the evening will be “The Early Days of the Civil War in New Mexico.”
His presentation should be
especially interesting since we seldom if ever hear about the Civil
War taking place in New Mexico. Plus, this topic is of personal
interest to Jim because he has ancestors who fought on both sides
during the war, and his primary focus will be on surgeon James
Cooper McKee during that 1861 New Mexico Campaign.
Jim’s background and
experience are most impressive. He is a lifelong student of military
history, and has worked at Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National
Military Park and the
North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport. He is an active
Civil War re-enactor as Captain of Adams’ Battery E, 3rd U.S. Light
Artillery. Jim currently resides on the board of directors for the
Moores Creek Battleground Association, and is vice president of the
Brunswick Civil War Round Table.
The Tuesday, December 7th
meeting will be held at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E.
Nash St., Southport, across from the Southport Post Office.
Registration begins at 6:30. Admission is free. Attendees are
encouraged to become members for an annual fee of $25 for
individuals and families, and $10 for students. Since this is a
non-profit organization, all proceeds will go primarily toward
expenses incurred to invite the most renowned, knowledgeable and
entertaining Civil War historians.
Meetings are held on the first
Tuesday of each month. For additional information, please contact
Round Table president Wally Rueckel at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (910) 253-7382.
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