Upcoming meetings of the Raleigh CWRT:

November 10, 2014:

Noah Trudeau - author of  Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea

Mr. Trudeau formerly worked as an executive producer for cultural programming with National Public Radio and received a national program award for a four-part audio biography of composer Charles Ives.

Noah has written numerous military history articles and seven books on Civil War history. His articles have appeared in Civil War Times Illustrated, Blue and Gray, Gettysburg Magazine, North & South, The Columbiad, America’s Civil War, Naval History, and Military History Quarterly. He appeared as an on-camera expert in "Foot Soldier," a feature that aired on the A&E channel, and wrote short histories of the Petersburg and Appomattox campaigns for use in National Park Service bookstores, among other works.

Bloody Roads South



, Noah’s full-length study of the Overland Campaign of 1864 was published in 1989 and won the Civil War Round Table of New York’s prestigious Fletcher Pratt Award. He wrote two other books as part of this trilogy, The Last Citadel (1991) and Out of the Storm (1994). He was awarded the Grady McWhiney Research Foundation’s Jerry Coffey memorial Book Prize for his fourth book, Like Men of War, a combat history of black troops in the Civil War. He also wrote Gettysburg: A Testing of Courage and Southern Storm, a history of Sherman’s march through Georgia. Noah’s most recent work is a short biography of Robert E. Lee and he currently is working on a book about Abraham Lincoln’s visit to the war front during the Spring of 1865. His talk to the RCWRT will be on Sherman’s march.


~ William T. Sherman ~

In 1864, Sherman would launch a campaign of "total war" in Georgia, aimed not only at defeating his foe in the field, but dealing blows to Southern materiel and supplies and its will to fight. After his capture of Atlanta, he would commence his "March to the Sea," then moving through the Carolinas.