Regular Meeting Schedule

BCWRT meets on the first Tuesday of the month September through June Registration opens at 6:30 Program starts at 7:00 Hatch Auditorium, Baptist Assembly, Caswell Beach


"Lincoln's Greatest Journey," Noah Trudeau

Mar 6 2018 - 7:00pm

Lincoln’s Greatest Journey” will be discussed at the Brunswick Civil War Round Table meeting on Tuesday, March 6th when noted Civil War historian and author Noah Trudeau will be the guest speaker.

Trudeau will share his insights into this significant event, and one of the last and least known trips ever taken by president Abraham Lincoln. For eighteen of the twenty one days immediately prior to his assassination, Lincoln was away from Washington. With his wife, son, and a small staff, he journeyed to City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia in March and April, 1865 to be with his soldiers, sailors, and commanders, and to touch the face of war. During his trip he visited the just fallen Rebel citadels of Petersburg and Richmond. He had left Washington as a war president, but returned as a reconstruction president. Trudeau will talk about the story behind the story, and how many fascinating new details about Lincoln’s visit came to light. All of this and much more is discussed at length in his latest book of the same title. “Lincoln’s Greatest Journey.”

Trudeau is the proud son of two World War II veterans. He is the prize-winning author of numerous military history articles and eight Civil War history books, including The Last Citadel, covering the entire siege of Petersburg. Southern Storm, a history of Sherman’s march through Georgia, and Gettysburg: A Testing of Courage, a fresh history of the iconic battle. His articles cover a wide spectrum with contributions covering the Revolutionary War, the Mexican-American War, World War I and II, and the Spanish Civil War. 

"Thucydidies and the Coming of the Civil War," Dick Sommers

Apr 3 2018 - 7:00pm

Dr. Richard J. (Dick) Sommers, award-winning historian and author of over 100 books, articles, chapters, entries, and reviews of the Civil War.  His topic will be "Thucydidies and the Coming of the Civil War" which compares the Peloponnes War, a civil war between the Greeks which took place between 431-404, with the American Civil War. 

"The Atlanta Campaign and Confederate General John Bell Hood," Steve Davis

May 1 2018 - 7:00pm

Steve Davis is a renowned Civil War historian, author, Book Review Editor for Blue & Gray magazine, speaker and consultant for TV documentaries, who speakes at numerous Civil War Round Tables and historical societies.  His topic will be "The Atlanta Campaign and Confederate General John Bell Hood." 

"Letters of Hood's Texas Brigade," Susannah Ural

May 29 2018 - 7:00pm


Susannah Ural, Ph.D., Distinguished Alumni Professor of the Humanities, and co-director of the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society in the history department at the University of Southern Mississippi, will return to discuss "Letters of Hood's Texas Brigade." 

Please note that the date of the June meeting has been changed to May 29th due to availability of Hatch Auditorium.