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Note:   The Adult Program Trip entitled "RALEIGH OCCUPIED 1865" is sold out for Tuesday, April 10 but will be repeated on Monday, April 16 (see Special Events / Field Trips webpage for details).

Upcoming meeting of the Raleigh CWRT:

The March 12, 2018 Event Features Ryan Reed in a Presentation on the "Bennett Place Surrender of the Southern Armies of the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida"

The Raleigh Civil War Round Table’s March, 2018 meeting will feature a presentation by Ryan Reed, Assistant Site Manager and Lead Historian and Volunteer/Special Events coordinator for the Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham, NC.   Ryan's topic will be "The Bennett Place Surrender of the Southern Armies of the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida".

Ryan Andrew Reed was born in Raleigh and is a 10th generation North Carolinian with family from all over the Piedmont region of the State.   He graduated from Western Carolina University in 2010 with a B.S in History and Social Science.   He has been working at the Bennett Place State Historic Site since April, 2013.

Ryan has been interested in the American Civil War since he was little, and would help his Grandmother place flags on the Confederate graves in historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh during Confederate Memorial Day.

Ryan has been reenacting for about 7 years and has participated in many of the 150th anniversary commemoration reenactments including Gettysburg, Spotsylvania Courthouse, The Wilderness & Fort Fisher.

Raleigh Civil War Round Table Documentary 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.