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David Norris

David A. Norris, past president (2006-2010) of the Cape Fear Civil War Round Table has loved history for about as long as he can remember. He is a freelance magazine writer, and a freelance artist as well. David was born in Charlotte, but made eastern North Carolina his home after graduating from East Carolina University's Department of Art.

David's first book, Potter's Raid, was published in 2008 by Dram Tree Books. The book, about an 1863 Union cavalry raid from New Bern to Greenville, Tarboro, and Rocky Mount, is available at Books-a-Million (910-452-1519) 3737 Oleander Drive Wilmington, NC 28403) and Old Books on Front Street in Wilmington, as well as from other regional museum shops and the major online booksellers. He also wrote a special issue magazine, Everyday Life During the Civil War, for Moorshead Publications in 2009, and is currently working on a second special issue magazine about tracking down Civil War ancestors.

David's articles have appeared in magazines including America's Civil War, Civil War Times, American Heritage, True West, History Magazine, American History, Military Images, and Our State; as well as several history encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of the American Civil War and the Encyclopedia of North Carolina History. He recently wrote an article on researching Irish ancestors in the Civil War for Irish Roots, a genealogy magazine in Ireland.

While he is interested in all aspects of the Civil War, some of David's particular specialties include North Carolina's role in the war; newspapers of the 1860s; cavalry operations in North Carolina; medical services; the navies and blockade running; and the Army of Northern Virginia. David lives in Wilmington with his wife Carol and a frightening number of books.

Round Table Articles by David Norris

USS Peterhoff and UNCW's Civil War Cannon

Whistler's Mother

A Counterfeiting Scam

Batchelder's Creek

A Civil War Celebrity in Wilmington