Confederate Hospitals Historian To Speak

Confederate Hospitals Historian To Speak

The Old Dobbs Genealogical Society will meet in the local history room of the Wayne County Public Library in Goldsboro on Saturday April 15, 2023 at 10:30. Our speaker for this event will be Colonel Wade Sokolosky (Ret.).

Col Sokolsky, a native of Beaufort, North Carolina, 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 on the 1865 Carolinas Campaign and will be speaking about NC’s Confederate hospitals. All are welcome for this event

The Old North State’s Confederate hospitals receive scant attention from most historians. Wade Sokolosky rectifies this oversight with North Carolina’s Confederate Hospitals, Vol. I, 1861-1863. Sokolosky offers the first definitive study of this forgotten history, revealing the key players and how losses from disease, sickness, and the early military operations in both North Carolina and Virginia generated the requirement for military hospitals.

In volume one of North Carolina’s Confederate Hospitals, Sokolosky exposes the Confederate government’s total unpreparedness for the drawn-out war that unfolded, and how it failed to provide adequate care for thousands of sick and wounded. It was in the war’s early years that individual states and private organizations, independent of the fledgling Confederate Medical Department, provided the necessary support to their native sons.

He will have copies of his book for sale at the event.