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Upcoming meeting of the Raleigh CWRT:

The November 13, 2017 Event Features Jeff Bockert in a Presentation on Blockade Runners 

The Raleigh Civil War Round Table’s November, 2017 meeting will feature a presentation by Jeff Bockert, historian and regional supervisor for the North Carolina Division of Historic Sites in Kinston, N.C.   The topic will be blockade runners.

Jeff has worked in the historic site and museum field for more than 20 years.   He earned both his undergraduate degree in American History as well as a master’s degree in European History from UNC-Wilmington.

Jeff’s interest in the U.S. Civil War began after his family moved to Kure Beach when he was young.   His mother’s side of the family had fought at Fort Fisher and, as a child, he walked the fort’s grounds and his interest grew from there.   He was a tour guide at the fort as a teenager.   

Prior to his current job, Jeff has served as the N.C. Department of Natural & Cultural Resource’s Civil War Specialist and has worked as the manager of the President James K. Polk Birthplace, associate curator on the Battleship North Carolina, and at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.   He also is the author of several works on presidential and military history featured in publications that include White House Studies and Public Historian.

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 also http://raleighcwrt.squarespace.com/are 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.