Next Monday April 9 it will be my pleasure to speak at the Raleigh, NC Civil War Round Table on the topic of Jacob Cox and the Civil War in North Carolina in 1865. Cox played a critical role in that state, first with his forces taking the city of Wilmington, the last open Confederate port. He then oversaw the re-building of the railroad from New Bern to Kinston, and at the latter city in early March defeated a Confederate force under Braxton Bragg. He was present when Sherman and Johnston negotiated the surrender o the latter’s army and he then served as Military Governor of western North Carolina, based in Greensboro.
As you can see on my web-site, https://civilwarhistory-geneschmiel.com, I have twelve speaking events scheduled this year, by far my busiest since I began this venture. Many thanks to all the groups, from Woodbridge, NJ to Duck, NC, to Gettysburg, PA, etc. for your kind invitations.
All of these events are open to the public, so I hope you gentle readers will consider attending. I look forward to meeting any and all Civil War fans. Best wishes, Gene