From the Friends of Fort Fisher.
The third and last Civil War Sesquicentennial conference on North Carolina's role in the Civil War will be held Friday, Feb. 27th and Saturday, Feb. 28th in the Wilmington area. This year's conference is "What a Cruel Thing Is War: Sacrifice and Legacies of the Civil War."
It kicks off Friday with an afternoon tour of Fort Anderson followed by a presentation by William C. "Jack" Davis and a reception at the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport (at Old Ft. Johnston).
Conference sessions will be Saturday at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, highlighted by a talk by naval historian Dr. Craig Symonds.
It is co-hosted by the North Carolina Department of Cultural resources and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Cost is $26.99 for both days or $10.68 for just Friday.
Fridays presentation speaker will be introduced by Chris E. Fonvielle (quite a writer himself, especially on Wilmington during the war). William C. Davis will talk about "Confederates and Their Cult of Sacrifice."
Chris Fonvielle will also introduce Craig Symonds of the U.S. Naval Academy on Saturday, whose subject will be "They Also Sacrificed: The Tedium and Impact of the Union Naval Blockade."
Sure Wish I Could Be There. --Old B-Runner