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Our tribute to Brunswick County WWI veterans is available for pre-order.

Brunswick County in the Great War

WWI altered our nation and completely transformed our corner of North Carolina forever. Fort Caswell, an integral part of the national effort to become battle ready, served men and women as they became soldiers and nurses and began their journey to war.

This book is the culmination of more than 9 years of research by Dr. Norma Eckard, her daughter Amy and husband Ronald. These stories were collected and curated from local families and individuals who still carry the memories of war. Their project began as an effort to preserve the history of the recently recognized 1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range, but it grew to also serve as a tribute to the soldiers and nurses who each had a connection to Fort Cawell. This book documents the sacrifices and triumphs that occur while serving their country during a time of war. Many of these stories have never been in print.

Brunswick County in the Great War is an important resource for anyone who loves local history. It is an accurate and colorful presentation of unbridled heroism, patriotism, and a deep love of family and nation. The spirit of these men and women still inspires us today.

Anyone interested in purchasing a copy of the book (584 pages), contact
Norma Eckard at

State Port Pilot news story published
July 8, 2020.

The paperback price is $50 plus $6 shipping.

A hardcover version may be printed, based on demand.

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