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Ed Bearss Returns To Brunswick Civil War Round Table

Ed Bearss Returns To Brunswick Civil War Round TableDecember 11, 2012 - 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 speaking engagement.

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 initials.

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 wrueckel@questor.com.



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