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The First Wilmington Campaign of 1871 by Rick Morrison
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
Category: Events

Join historian Rick Morrison for “The First Wilmington Campaign; 1781” as he discusses the British Southern Strategy in the American Revolutionary War and the British occupation of Wilmington, NC.

The talk will take place on Tuesday, April 20th at 5:30pm.

In-person and virtual attendance options are available, please call 910-762-0570 or email [email protected] for more information. Masks are required for everyone on-site and seating is limited, call today to make your reservation. Admission is free; $10 donation suggested, all proceeds benefit the Burgwin-Wright House.

About the talk:
Between 1780 and 1781, the Carolina's became the focus of General Charles Lord Cornwallis’ Southern Campaign. Morrison will explore the ongoing struggle this created between Whig (patriots) and Tory (loyalists) factions within North Carolina.

About the Speaker:
Rick Morrison is a retired naval officer, homeland security analyst, and disaster response analyst. He holds degrees in healthcare administration, history, management, and national security and strategic studies. A 2017 graduate from UNC Wilmington in history, Rick currently works as a historic interpreter at the Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens in Wilmington and Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach.