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Abraham Lincoln Topic At Brunswick Civil War Round Table

Richard StarnesFebruary 16, 2011 - Southport, NC - After a near record crowd attended the February 1st meeting to hear Charen Fink speak about women during the Civil War era, the Brunswick Civil War Round Table has scheduled another special guest speaker for its Tuesday, March 1st meeting. He is historian Richard Starnes, Ph.D, whose presentation is entitled, “Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief.”

President Lincoln became one of the most active Commanders-in-Chief in American history, directly influencing and managing events and generals in every field of operations during the Civil War. With the invention of the telegraph, he was able to more easily communicate with far-off generals, thereby having a major impact on the strategies and events throughout the war and its eventual outcome.

As a dedicated researcher, Department Head and Assoc. Professor of History at Western Carolina University, Dr. Starnes is highly qualified to speak about this celebrated and revered president. He has authored three books; has researched and written numerous articles and reviews about the Civil War era; and, was named Hunter Scholar, 2003 – 2004. He is currently a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army Reserve, and following a tour of duty in Iraq, he now commands a Reserve Battalion in Atlanta, GA.

The Tuesday, March 1st meeting will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St., Southport, across from the Southport Post Office. Registration begins at 6:30. Everyone is welcome. There is no admission fee, but non-members are encouraged to join the Round Table. Annual dues are $25 for individuals and families, and $10 for students. As a non-profit organization, most of the dues collected go toward travel and related expenses in order to invite the most renowned Civil War historians each month.

For more information, contact Round Table president Wally Rueckel at (910) 253-7382, or wrueckel@questor.com; or Chuck Roedema at (910) 253-9149, or cer333@gmail.com.

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