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A Conversation with the Biggest Civil War Roundtable in the Country (conclusion)

(The final installment of a six-part series) This week, ECW Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski has been talking with Mike Powell, president of the Brunswick (NC) Civil War Roundtable. With 1,200 members, it’s the largest roundtable in the country. Hopefully their conversations … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the Country’s Biggest Civil War Roundtable (part five)

(part five of a six-part series) As ECW Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski continues his conversation with Mike Powell, president of the Brunswick (N.C.) Civil War Roundtable—the largest in the country—they talk today about the importance of collaboration. CM: One of the … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the Country’s Biggest Civil War Roundtable (part four)

(part four of a six-part series) ECW Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski has been talking this week with Mike Powell, president of the Brunswick (NC) Civil War Roundtable, which has more than 1,200 members. In the first two segments, they talked about … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the Country’s Biggest Civil War Roundtable (part two)

(part two of a six-part series) The Brunswick (N.C.) Civil War Roundtable is the largest in the country. This week, ECW Editor-in-Chief shares a conversation he had with the roundtable’s president, Mike Powell, last May. Chris Mackowski: So how did … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the Country’s Biggest Civil War Roundtable (part one)

(part one of a six-part series) It’s the Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend, and summer in southeastern North Carolina feels like it’s already in full swing. As members of the Brunswick Civil War Roundtable file into Hatch Auditorium, the temperature … Continue reading

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A Drive on Fort Fisher

The mouth of the Cape Fear River ends in a messy maze of barrier islands, sandbars, and shoals, but the commuter ferry seems unconcerned. It goes about its morning work in the same matter-of-fact way its passengers do. The morning … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Fort Anderson

While its nearby “sister fort,” Fort Fisher, is better known, Fort Anderson likewise played an important role in the defense of the Cape Fear River. Built in 1862, Fort Anderson sat on the west bank of the river, several miles … Continue reading

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