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Upcoming meeting of the Raleigh CWRT:

June 11, 2018 - William H. Brown on "North Carolina Regiments in the Confederate Army of Tennessee"

The Raleigh Civil War Round Table’s June 2018 meeting will feature a presentation by William Harris Brown, Registrar of the State Archives of North Carolina responsible for accessioning incoming records to the State Archives.   William's topic will be "North Carolina Regiments in the Confederate Army of Tennessee".

William is a native of Winston-Salem, NC.   His education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from High Point College in 1984 and a Masters Degree in History from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1987.   He has served in the N.C. Office of Archives and History for twenty-seven years.

William became interested in the American Civil War due to his aunt, Mildred Brown, who was a history buff and would give him history books for birthday and Christmas presents.   William has given numerous presentations on African-American history, Civil War history, and public history topics.

His audiences have included genealogical groups such as the Wake County Genealogical Society and historical groups such as the Western North Carolina Historical Association.   He has also presented several programs to the North Carolina State University Encore Center for Lifelong Enrichment.

Member-Produced Civil War Documentary Film Available

Andrew Ballard, editor 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.