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Civil War author to speak in Durham

The fifth lecture of the N.C. Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy Sesquicentennial Lecture Series will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Bennett Place State Historic Site auditorium in Durham.
Author Brenda McKeanís subject will be ěShortages During the Confederacy.î This lecture is free and open to the public.
McKean, a graduate of the Duke University School of Anesthesia, is a retired nurse anesthetist. As a researcher of antebellum and Southern memorabilia and history she has published the two-volume book, ěBlood and War at My Doorstep: North Carolina Civilians in the War Between the States.î
McKean has been a re-enactor and living history interpreter for 25 years. She is a member of the Society of Women and the Civil War and is active with the Friends of the Bennett Place. Copies of her books will be available for sale after the lecture.
The UDCís Sesquicentennial Committee has sponsored lectures since May 20 in Salisbury, Greensboro, Asheville and Charlotte.
For more information contact N.C. Division Sesquicentennial Committee Chairman Sue Curtis of Salisbury at 704-637-6411, or southpaws@salisbury.net.

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