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Upcoming meeting of the Raleigh CWRT:

January 6, 2018 Event Features Ed Bearss Speaking on "Civil War Medicine"

January 6 (a Saturday) involves a joint session with Burlington's NC CWRT and features our annual Ed Bearss Event.   Ed, the Chief Historian Emeritus of the National Park Service and a national treasure, will speak on "Civil War Medicine" (from the perspective of his own wounding and treatment in WW II).   A Social (Half) Hour starts at 12:30 p.m.   The Program, itself, starts at 1:00 p.m. in Daniels Auditorium and should conclude by 3:00 p.m.   Admission is $10.

The recipient of the 2018 T. Harry Gatton Award will also be announced at the January meeting.   This person was voted by the Raleigh CWRT Board as having made significant contributions to the understanding of and appreciation for the American Civil War.

~ A Great Holiday Gift ~

Have a family member or friend who’s a Civil War buff?   Consider getting them the following as a gift:

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.