Second of Civil War lectures scheduled

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 23, 2011

The N.C. Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with various activities during the next four years.
The division’s Sesquicentennial Lecture Series consists of eight lectures throughout the state during each year. UDC Sesquicentennial Chairman Sue Curtis of Salisbury has announced that nationally known author William R. Trotter will present the second lecture in the series in partnership with the Greensboro Historical Museum at 130 Summit Ave. on Saturday.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 11 a.m in the museum auditorium. “All Things Converge at Greensboro” will be the author’s topic and will principally focus on Greensboro and the Confederate Cabinet in April 1865, with some additional information about Greensboro in the early days of the war. Parking is available nearby.
Trotter is a native of Charlotte and a graduate of Davidson College.
In 1987 he became a senior writer for Imagine Media. His journalistic work has appeared in more than 30 magazines and newspapers — approximately 1,400 by-lined pieces. He wrote the highly successful non-fiction trilogy about the Civil War in North Carolina, which has been in print continuously for more than 20 years.
Trotter has also been a featured speaker on Quaker prisoners held during the war in North Carolina’s military prison at the 2004 Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium.
The first lecture in the series was held in Salisbury and presented by Dr. Gary Freeze of Catawba College.