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Upcoming meeting of the Raleigh CWRT:

NOTE:   The meeting is the first Monday of the month. This exception to the second Monday rule is due to November 12 being a government holiday [Veteran's Day] with the Museum being closed that day.

The Raleigh Civil War Round Table’s November 5, 2018 meeting is focused on its Project to Restore the Regimental Flag of the NC 30th Infantry Regiment.

The RCWRT is sponsoring the restoration of a regimental flag belonging to the NC 30th Infantry Regiment. Andrew Ballard, Knapsack editor emeritus and originator of the idea for this flag project, will provide an overview. He will also discuss how the funds generated by the sale of the documentary he produced on the the end of the Civil War in North Carolina helps to fund the restoration project.

Charlie Knight, Curator of Military History at the Museum, will talk about the flag's history and about the conservation process, and David Waller will give the unit history of the 30th NC Infantry Regiment.

It is also envisioned that a raffle, silent auctions, and other fund-raising events will occur. Finally, the Demo Gallery at the Museum has been reserved to display "our" flag on Nov. 5 as part of the meeting.

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An Opinion by Dr. Chris Fonvielle on the "Silent Sam" Controversy

In the wake of this summer's toppling of the "Silent Sam" statue at UNC-Chapel Hill, Dr. Chris Fonvielle, Jr., History Professor emeritus, UNC, Wilmington, has written an opinion in StarNews Online that can be accessed by clicking on the following link:   Historic Context Vital for Confederate Monuments.

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Member-Produced Civil War Documentary Film Available

Andrew Ballard, editor emeritus of The Knapsack, has produced a documentary film on behalf of the Raleigh Civil War Round Table covering the end of the Civil War in North Carolina.   It will be available for donations to the RCWRT and the proceeds will be used for educational and preservation activities related to North Carolina and the Civil War.

The film features historians and authors speaking on the major events of 1865 including:
  • Ed Bearss (Overview/Monroe's Crossroads)
  • Chris Fonvielle (Fort Fisher/Fort Anderson/Wilmington)
  • David Waller (Wyse Fork)
  • Andrew Duppstadt (CSS Neuse)
  • Wade Sokolosky (Averasboro)
  • Mark Bradley (Bentonville)
  • Chris Hartley (Stoneman's Raid)
  • Ernest Dollar (Raleigh/Morrisville)
  • Bob Farrell (Logan)
  • John Guss (Bennett Place)

The experts were all filmed at the applicable historical sites and re-enactment footage from the sesquicentennial events at Fort Fisher, Fort Anderson, and Bentonville is included.

Music by the Liberty Hall Drum & Fife Corps and the 26th North Carolina Field Music/Carolina Fifes and Drums, artwork by Stephen McCall, Martin Pate, and Darrell Combs, and maps by Mark A. Moore and Hal Jesperson are also in the documentary.
 
DVD's will be available at our monthly meetings for donations of $10 or more.   Checks should be made out to the Raleigh CWRT.

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