Speaking Event: Rufus Barringer CWRT on September 19

I’m back out on the road this fall – that is if no hurricanes blow me off course – to speak to several round tables and groups. The first of these is on September 19 at Southern Pines, North Carolina with the Rufus Barringer Civil War Round Table. Details may be found here:

The September meeting of the Rufus Barringer Civil War Round Table will be on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Civic Club on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Ashe Street in Southern Pines. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Refreshments and social activities start at 6:30 p.m.
The special guest speaker will be historian Craig Swain, whose presentation is titled, “Into a Marshy No-Man’s Land: Intelligence and Special Operations on the South Carolina and Georgia Coasts, 1862-65.”
Meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Matt Farina at 910-246-0452 or mafarina@aol.com.

I gave the “Into a Marshy No-Man’s Land” presentation earlier this year in June to the new Fort Sumter Civil War Round Table. So if you couldn’t attend that event, here’s a second opportunity. Stop in and enjoy the good company at Southern Pines!

Speaking Event: Rufus Barringer CWRT on October 19

I’m pleased to announce a speaking event scheduled for later this fall.  I’ll be speaking to the Rufus Barringer Civil War Roundtable, in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

Event details:

Subject: Siege and Reduction of Fort Sumter – story of three great
bombardments… and a lot of smaller ones!

Date: 7 PM, October 19, 2017.

Location: Southern Pines Civic Club, 105
S. Ashe St. Southern Pines, NC.

As readers well know, I love to discuss Fort Sumter.  In particular the lesser-followed stories that sort of get overlooked between the opening shots of the war and the ceremony at the end of the war.  In this case, I’ll focus on the Federal efforts to reduce Fort Sumter, by way of prolonged bombardment.

If you are in that part of the Carolinas, please consider stopping in!