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Wyse's Fork Battlefield Trip

Date: 
Sep 15 2018 - 8:00am

Here’s a quick question:  Where were the largest Civil War battles in NC fought?

If you answered Bentonville, Fort Fisher, and Kinston you get a star.  For bonus points, can you name the two sites the BCWRT has already toured?   Yes, we’ve traveled to the first two Civil War locales.  On September 15 we are going to walk the Wyse’s Fork battlefield, then journey to nearby Kinston, where we'll have lunch and visit the impressive CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center.

Wade Sokolosky, the BCWRT's newest advisor and THE EXPERT on the Civil War in that locale, will be our tour guide for a fascinating Saturday excursion. 

According to BCWRT Tour Coordinator John Walsh, “We’ll take a comfortable bus to and from the sites, with Wade narrating and taking us on a walking tour of the still-existing trenches of a battlefield where over 25,000 troops fought, resulting in an estimated 2,6oo casualties.”  The battle took place March 7-10, 1865, pitting Confederate forces commanded by General Braxton Bragg against Union forces under Major General John Schofield.  Despite the last mass capture of Union soldiers during the Civil War, the fighting nevertheless resulted in a Union victory.

Save the date - Saturday, September 15 - and look for a sign-up sheet coming soon.  John - whose previous tours have all sold out - says, “This is a tour you shouldn't miss!”

Fort Caswell Tour with Jim McKee

Date: 
Apr 5 2016 - 5:00pm

THIRD TOUR OF FORT CASWELL IS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 5, 2016

AT 5 PM, PRIOR TO APRIL BCWRT MEETING.

Despite difficult weather conditions, nearly 100 BCWRT members toured the Civil War section of Fort Caswell, guided by Jim McKee, last Fall.  Their response was overwhelmingly favorable, but due to the weather issues encountered, we have scheduled a third - "make-up" - tour for anyone who was unable to attend the prior tours.

Details:

To sign-up, e-mail John Walsh at jdwalsh1@gmail.com.

Fee is $10 per person - after signing-up, mail check, made out to BCWRT, to John at 2795 Golfmaster Ct Southport 28461. 

IF you paid for the tour last Fall and either couldn't take it or only had a partial tour, there is no charge for this tour.

Limit is 50 people, so sign-up soon!

 

Tour meets at 5 PM at entrance to Hatch Auditorium.

TOUR OF TOWN CREEK AND CHARLES TOWNE

Date: 
Jan 7 2016 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

 Guide: Chris Fonveille

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Fort Caswell Tour with Jim McKee

Date: 
Oct 20 2015 - 5:00pm

Guide: Jim McKee

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2015 BCWRT FIELD TRIP - WILMINGTON , NC

Date: 
Jun 13 2015 - 9:30am - 4:00pm
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2015 BCWRT FIELD TRIP - FT. ANDERSON

Date: 
Jan 8 2015 - 7:30am - 12:00pm

Guides:  Ed Bearss, Paul Shivers, Chris Fonvielle and Jim McKee

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2014 BCWRT FIELD TRIP - BALD HEAD ISLAND

Date: 
Jan 9 2014 - 7:00am - 12:00pm

Guides: Ed Bearss, Chris Fonveille, Jim McKee

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NORTH CAROLINA 1865: A CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM

Date: 
Sep 14 2013 - 9:00am - Sep 15 2013 - 9:00am


Speakers:  Robert Dunkerly, Wade Sokolosky, Chris Fonvielle, Eric Wittenberg, Mark Bradley

 

Keynote Speaker: Ed Bearss

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2013 BCWRT FIELD TRIP - PETERSBURG TO APPOMATTOX

Date: 
May 11 2013 - 8:00am - May 12 2013 - 5:00pm

Guide - Will Green

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2013 FIELD TRIP TO SPRUNT PRIVATE PROPERTY PREVIOUSLY PART OF FORT ANDERSON WITH ED BEARSS

Date: 
Jan 10 2013 (All day)

Guide:  Ed Bearrs, Jim McKee and Chris Fonvielle

 

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