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"The Confederacy's Greatest Cavalryman" Topic of Brunswick Civil War Round Table Meeting

Brian S. Wills, Ph.DSeptember 24, 2011 - Southport, NC - General Nathan Bedford Forrest holds that distinctive title, having risen from a hardscrabble life to the South's legendary military cavalry leader. His life's story is the subject of the Round Table's Tuesday, October 4th meeting to be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 209 E. Nash St. in Southport, across from the Southport Post Office. Registration begins at 6:30pm. Everyone is welcome. There is no admission fee, and guest attendees are encouraged to join this rapidly growing non-profit organization of nearly 300 members. Monthly meetings always feature the most knowledgeable and interesting Civil War historians speaking on a variety of subjects and events relating to the war.

This month's featured guest speaker is Brian S. Wills, Ph.D. He is the Director at the Center for the Study of the Civil War Era, and Professor of History at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga. Dr. Wills has received numerous honors and awards for outstanding achievement; is a Historian/Consultant; reviewer of various Civil War manuscripts, chapters and textbooks; and, guest lectures at Civil War Round Tables and seminars around the country. He is a prolific writer and author on a number of Civil War topics, and is best known for his award-winning biography entitled: "A Battle From the Start: The life of Nathan Bedford Forrest."

For those attendees wishing to become members of the Brunswick Civil War Round Table, annual dues are $25 for individuals and families, and $10 for students. Meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of each month except during July and August. For more information about this month's meeting or the Round Table, contact president Wally Rueckel at (910) 253-7382, or wrucekel@questor.com.



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