Dr. Chris Fonvielle Speaks On New Book February 16th

By / Local Events / Wednesday, 04 February 2015 05:00

This past weekend Dr Chris Fonvielle led about 60 people on a tour of the Confederate Earthworks at Sugarloaf, this was the 150th of the Battle of Sugarloaf. The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, February 16, 7:30 pm at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd., adjacent to Carolina Beach Town Hall. All programs are free and open to the general public. Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle, Jr. is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, with a lifelong interest in American Civil War, North Carolina, Lower Cape Fear and Southern history. His in-depth research focuses on Civil War coastal operations and defenses, blockade running, and the navies. After receiving his B.A. in Anthropology at UNC-Wilmington, Fonvielle served as the last curator of the Blockade Runners of the Confederacy Museum. He subsequently received his M.A. in American history at East Carolina University and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Fonvielle returned to his undergraduate alma mater at UNC-Wilmington in 1996, where he now teaches courses on the Civil War, Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear, the Old South and Antebellum America. He also teaches extended education courses on the history of the Lower Cape Fear through UNCW. For information of upcoming programs and events visit our web site: www.federal-point-history.org/category/upcoming-events/ or follow us on Facebook page at: Federal Point History Center.  Or visit the Federal Point History Center at 1121-A N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach. Hours: 10-4 Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.


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