February 10, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Colonel (ret) Wade Sokolosky is a native of Beaufort, North Carolina. He is a graduate of East Carolina University and a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Army. He is one of North Carolina’s leading experts in the 1865 Carolinas Campaign and frequently leads tours of those battlefields. With Mark A. Smith, he has co-authored: “To Prepare for Sherman’s Coming”, The Battle of Wise’s Forks, March 1865 and “No Such Army Since the Days of Julius Caesar”: Sherman’s Carolinas Campaign from Fayetteville to Averasboro. Wade is also the compiler of “Final Roll Call” Confederate Losses during the Carolinas Campaign. In the near term, Wade is finalizing a two-volume study titled, North Carolina Confederate Hospitals. As a long term project, Wade and Eric Wittenberg are working on a book-length study of Sherman’s military operations in South Carolina during the 1865 Carolinas Campaign. He is the recipient of the Raleigh Civil War Round Table’s 2017 T. Harry Gatton Award for his important efforts to study, preserve, and share the Civil War heritage of his native North Carolina. Wade’s son is also a graduate of East Carolina ROTC and was commissioned as an Army Aviation officer. He is a currently serving Major, assigned as a Korea foreign area officer. Wade is a tour guide with the Friends of Bentonville Battlefield and is a member of Brunswick County Civil War Round Table Advisory Council. He lives in Beaufort, North Carolina, and works for the N.C. Department of Transportation Ferry System.