CWT Presents Wade Sokolosky - To Prepare for Sherman’s Coming: The Battle of Wise’s Forks, March 1865

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CivilWarTalk Presents:
Wade Sokolosky
co-author of
To Prepare for Sherman’s Coming: The Battle of Wise’s Forks, March 1865
Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at 8:30pm EST

In A Live Video Presentation
The Battle of Wise’s (Wyse) Forks, March 7-11, 1865, has long been thought of as nothing more than an insignificant skirmish during the final days of the Civil War and relegated to a passing reference in a footnote if it is mentioned at all. Mark A. Smith’s and Wade Sokolosky’s To Prepare for Sherman’s Coming: The Battle of Wise’s Forks, March 1865 erases this misconception and elevates this combat, and its related operations, to the historical status it deserves.

Authors, Sokolosky and Smith, both career army officers, have used their expertise in military affairs to produce what is not only a valuable book on Wise’s Forks, but what surely must be the definitive study of one of the Civil War’s overlooked yet significant battles. Outstanding original maps by George Skoch coupled with period photographs reinforce the quality of this account and the authors’ commitment to excellence.

Our guest, Colonel (Ret) Wade Sokolosky, is a graduate of East Carolina University and a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Army. Wade is the co-author (with Mark A. Smith) of No Such Army Since the Days of Julius Caesar: Sherman’s Carolinas Campaign from Fayetteville to Averasboro, and the author of Final Roll Call: Confederate Losses during the Carolinas Campaign.

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Jul 25, 2014
Beaufort, NC
Looking forward to sharing the history of the Battle of Wise's Forks (Kinston, NC), which was the first of four significant battles fought in the Old North State in March 1865 as part of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's 1865 Carolinas Campaign. Two Weeks of Fury is how I describe these battles. Hope to see you online that evening.