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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.

2010-2011 Meeting Schedule

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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