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Brunswick Civil War Round Table Announces November 1st Meeting

October 31, 2011 - Southport, NC - The battle of Franklin, Tennessee has been called "The Bloodiest Hours of the American Civil War." A rare night battle took place on November 30, 1864 when Gen. John Bell Hood ordered his Confederate Army of Tennessee to assault the Federal force's stronghold at the Carter Farm in Franklin, despite strong objections from his battlefield commanders. The battle lasted only five hours resulting in over 10,000 dead, wounded or missing in an area only 2 miles long and 1 1/2 miles wide. The battle decimated Hood's army and ended the Confederacy's hopes in the West.

"Hood in Tennessee: The Battle of Franklin" is the topic of guest speaker and civil war historian Bob Mullauer. Bob currently teaches military history courses in several community colleges around the Baltimore area; conducts various Civil War battlefield tours including Gettysburg, Antietam and Chickamauga; is a frequent guest speaker and panel participant on numerous Civil War topics; and, is currently president of the Baltimore Civil War Round Table.

The Tuesday, November 1st Brunswick Civil War Round Table meeting will take place at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St., Southport, across from the Southport Post Office. Registration begins at 6:30pm. Everyone is welcome. There is no admission fee. Visitors are encouraged to become members. Annual dues are $25 for adults and families and $10 for students.

For more information, contact president Wally Rueckel at (910) 253-7382, or email at wrueckel@questor.com.



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