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.