Monday, October 26, 2015

Sokolosky to Examine the Battle of Wyse Forks

The Western North Carolina Civil War Round Table will present Col. Wade Sokolosky (Ret.) to address the organization and its guests at HFR Auditorium on the campus of Western Carolina University, Monday, November 9 at 7 pm.  Admission is free.  There is casual social 30 minutes prior to the event at the same location.
Sokolosky, a 25-year U.S. Army and native North Carolinian, has co-authored two book regarding the Sherman’s Carolinas Campaign with Mark A. Smith and is currently the Vice-President of Friend of Bentonville Battlefield. As such, he has become an authority of the events and their implications of the closing days of the Civil War in Eastern North Carolina.
Wade's presentation will attempt to erase the misconception that the four-day battle was little more than an insignificant skirmish and elevates this combat action and its related operations to the historical status it deserves.  

Trip to Civil War Naval Museum

… We’re Still Goin’ to Georgia

Providence through the “Rains” has afforded another opportunity for WNCCWRT members and guests to go west Georgia to view and tour the Civil War Naval Museum and Andersonville NHP on November 14 & 15.  Newcomers should be aware of the following, there is a non-refundable $30 deposit required by the November 9 meeting with possibility of those willing to carpool.  

Those with arrangements in place are good to go.  Also, the itinerary remains the same with the exception of the dates – departure from the Jackson County Justice Center at 7 am, Saturday November 14 with arrival approximately 11:30 am EST.  Arrival in Columbus will be at the Cracker Barrel at 1500 Bradley Park Dr. Columbus.  If the group exceeds 15, a private tour is then possible.  Accommodations at the Microtel Hotel for Saturday have been arranged at a reduced rate of $64.94 (9 rooms) if booked by November 6.  Other food and fuel expenses are being left to individual arrangements, however the hotel does come with a breakfast bar.  Departure for Andersonville should be no later than 8:30 am, Sunday the fifteenth.  Arriving at Andersonville for a 10:30 tour and subsequent tour of the POW museum is to follow.

Departure and stops on the home leg of the trip will be left up to occupants in each car bearing in mind it’s a five-hour journey back to Sylva.  Need to know more about the sites? See WNCCWRT Newsletter (October).  Those wanting or needing additional information should contact Richard Smith, 828-293-5924.

Monday, October 5, 2015

WNCCWRT October 2015 Newsletter

Pages Updated: 'Sidebar' and 'Meetings & Event'

'Sidebar' page has been updated with links to view and download updated Organization By Laws.

'Meetings & Events' page has been updated with new WNCCWRT Regional Events Calendar for October 2015.