The Battle of the Wilderness: The Brock and Plank Roads
|First United Methodist Church|
|Haywood & Academy Streets, Waynesville, NC|
|Nov 12, 2012|
Civil War Round Table meeting is Nov. 12 in Waynesville
The Western North Carolina Civil War Round Table will hold its November meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the First United Methodist Church in Waynesville, at Haywood and Academy Streets. The guest speaker will be Kristopher White, who has a multi-media presentation on the importance of the intersection of the Brock and Plank Roads in Spotsylvania County west of Fredricksberg, Virginia. These roadways for three years served as the byways of both the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac, culminating in the Battle of the Wilderness and the beginning of Grant’s Overland Campaign in 1864.
White has a lifelong interest in history and received a B.A. in history from California University in Pennsylvania and a M.A. in military history from Norwich University.
White and Chris Mackowski (August speaker) collaborated on a book, “Simply Murder,” which is due out in December. Their next big project will be out April, 2013, ”Chancellorville’s Forgotten Battles: Second Fredricksburg and Salem Church.” They have set up a blog “emergingcivilwar.com” which fosters the development of new authors/historians in the Civil War.
White resides in Pittsburg with his wife, Sarah, and their dogs. He is historian at Penn-Teaford Recreation Board and an instructor at the Community College of Allegany County.
All are invited meet the presenter for dinner at 5 p.m. at Bogart’s in Waynesville. A social hour will follow at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. This will be followed by White's presentation at 7 p.m.
For information, Chuck Beemer at 456-4212.