Friday, September 2, 2011

Another Talk I'd Like to Go To

This would be interesting, but alas, I'm too far away.

This talk will be for the Cape Fear Civil War Round Table in Wilmington, NC, on September 8th.

Donald M. Wilkinson, the great grandson of Captain John Wilkinson, CSN, one of the foremost blockade-runner captains of the Civil War will be giving a talk on his great grandfather.

He commanded the Robert E. lee, a blockade-runner that successfully ran the Wilmington blockade 21 times. A ship that more than paid for itself in profit.

he was also the only Confederate officer to command every type of vessel in that Navy.

He is currently writing a book on the life and times of his great-grandfather.

Surprisingly, there is no entry on Wikipedia for John Wilkinson.

This Would Have to Be Interesting. --Old B-Runner

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