Greene to speak at upcoming Brunswick Civil War Round Table meeting

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Will Greene will speak at the May 5 meeting of the Brunswick County Civil War Round Table. Photo contributed.
Will Greene will speak at the May 5 meeting of the Brunswick County Civil War Round Table. Photo contributed.

The Brunswick Civil War Round Table–the largest Civil War group in the country–celebrate its fifth anniversary this week with featured guest speaker Will Greene.

Greene, who organizers say is one of the most popular speakers on the Civil War speaker’s circuit, will present on The New Orleans Campaign at the group’s May 5 meeting.

The New Orleans campaign (April 24-25, 1862) was the first major campaign of the war to close Mississippi to the Confederacy, which included naval action by Union forces, according to a news release from the nonprofit group.

“The loss of New Orleans was considered one of the worst disasters suffered by the Confederacy in the western theater of the war. The end result not only had local importance, but international significance,” the news release states.

Greene is the executive director of the Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Virginia. His resume includes 16 years as historian and manager with the National Park Service and president and executive director of the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites, now called the Civil War Trust. He has authored numerous books on the Civil War, including 20 articles in history journals.

Registration for the May 5 meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Hatch Auditorium on the grounds of the Baptist Assembly on Caswell Beach. The admission fee is $10 and can be applied toward the $25 annual membership dues. Visitors are invited to become members of this nonprofit organization, which has grown to more than 800 members.

For more information, contact Wally Rueckel at (910) 253-7382, or wrueckel@questor.com or visit Brunswickcivilwarroundtable.com.