Lunch and Learn, September 13, 2017
For Want of a Railroad: The Battle of Wise’s Fork
History has relegated the Battle of Wise’s (Wyse) Forks, March 1865 near Kinston, to little more than an insignificant skirmish during the final days of the Civil War. Indeed, most histories mention it not at all. Wade Sokolosky will discuss the battle and his latest book, “To Prepare for Sherman’s Coming”: The Battle of Wise’s Forks, March 1865, which erases this misconception and elevates this battle and its related operations to the historical status it deserves. Horace Mewborn will expand on the battles of the Civil War in eastern North Carolina, covering Wise’s Forks, New Bern, Goldsboro and Kinston.
Lunch & Learn starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Chelsea Restaurant, 335 Middle Street, New Bern. The cost is $18 for Historical Society members and $20 for non-members; a delicious Chelsea lunch is included. Advance reservations must be made by calling the New Bern Historical Society at 252-638-8558, or can be ordered here. Lunch choices are: Salmon Bruschetta topped with tomato, basil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese or Sautéed Chicken Breast with lemon garlic veloute sauce. Both are served over rice pilaf with seasonal vegetables and come with salad, dessert, bread, iced tea, and coffee.
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