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Civil War Round Table
Ed Bearss Returns To Brunswick Civil
War Round Table
- Southport, NC – Few historians have captured the
drama, excitement and tragedy of the War Between the
States quite like Ed Bearss. His exceptional knowledge
of every phase of the war, and his incomparable
presentation style has earned him the prestigious title
of "National Treasure" among his historian peers.
Audiences around the country and around the world are
simply amazed at the endless facts, figures, events and
dates that he has memorized and shares during every
This is what his audience has in store when he joins the
Round Table as a special guest for the third time on
Wednesday, January 9th. In anticipation of a record
crowd, the meeting will be held at the St. James
Community Center across from the main gate on Rt. 211.
Registration begins early, at 6:00PM. Attendees are
encouraged to car pool if possible, and arrive early for
the best seating. The guest admission fee for this
meeting will be $10 which can be applied toward the $25
annual membership dues.
This year's presentation is entitled, "The Emergence of
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant: The Battles of Ft. Henry and Ft.
Donelson." The Battle of Ft. Henry was fought on
February 6, 1862, in western Tennessee, and was the
first important victory for the Union and Brig. Gen.
Grant in the Western Theater. The Battle of Ft. Donelson
was fought a few days later, from February 11 – 16. That
Union victory opened the Cumberland River as an avenue
for the invasion of the South. The success elevated Gen.
Grant from an obscure and largely unproven leader to the
rank of Major General, and earned him the nickname
"Unconditional Surrender" Grant by using his first two
Ed is the recipient of numerous awards in the field of
history and preservation. He is a prolific writer;
author of numerous books, too many to mention here; and,
has provided television commentary on the A&E Network,
the History Channel, the TLC Channel, including the Ken
Burns's PBS series on "The Civil War."
For more information about the Round Table or the
meeting, contact Round Table president Wally Rueckel at
(910) 253-7382, or
Southport, NC Hotel