Raleigh Civil War Round Table

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Note:   Raleigh's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department's Adult Program Trip entitled "RALEIGH OCCUPIED 1865" is still available for May 9th and 10th.   The tours are being led by our Round Table's President, Dr. Ted Kunstling.   See the Special Events / Field Trips webpage for details.

Upcoming meeting of the Raleigh CWRT:

May 14, 2018 - Scott Mauger on "Major John Pelham CSA"

The Raleigh Civil War Round Table’s May 2018 meeting will feature a presentation by researcher and historian Scott C. Mauger.   His talk is titled “It is Glorious to See Such Courage in One So Young” — The Life of the ‘Gallant Pelham.’

Scott was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Virginia as a child.   He retired in 2017 after working as a journeyman structural iron-worker for 46 years and has been a student of the Civil War for about 58 years.

He is nationally recognized as an expert grave researcher, and has located numerous gravesites for Civil War historians and authors.

Scott conducts tours of Hampton’s Beefsteak Raid and Stuart’s Ride Around McClellan (sometimes with J.E.B. Stuart IV, the famous Confederate horseman’s great-grandson).   Scott is also an expert on the Civil War campaigns in Virginia, and has worked to help locate, restore, and conserve the gravesites of Confederate officers at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.

He is a longtime member of the Richmond Civil War Round Table, serving as that group’s president in 1996.   For several years, Scott also has been a member of the Confederate Literary Society, the Civil War Trust, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Titanic Historical Society.   “I’m most happy in an old graveyard or on a battle-field,” he says.

Scott lives in Hopewell Va., with his wife, Anne. He has three adult children and five grandchildren.

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.