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Upcoming meeting of the Raleigh CWRT:

The October 9, 2017 Event Features Debbi Blake in a Presentation on the famous female Confederate spy Rose O’Neal Greenhow 

The Raleigh Civil War Round Table’s October 2017 meeting will feature a talk by Debbi Blake, the North Carolina State Archives’ Manager of Collection Services. 

A native of Raleigh, Debbi received her Bachelor’s degree in English from UNC-Greensboro, where she also earned a graduate degree in Child Development and Family Relations.

Debbi worked for two years as a 4-H agent for Granville County with the North Carolina Extension Service.   She subsequently earned a graduate-level teaching certificate and the taught for 12 years at a private school in Greensboro, N.C.

After returning to Raleigh, Debbi earned a Masters degree in Archival Management in 1993 from N.C. State University while working at the State Archives.  

In 2000, Debbi was appointed the public services branch supervisor at the archives before becoming the collection services manager.   She has previously presented to our group a talk on using the State Archives for research.

REMINDER: Annual dues are to be remitted during September.

  • Individual Adult/Family dues are $30 (Half-year memberships are available March through May for $20.)

  • Teacher dues are $10.

  • High School and College Student dues are $0

You may bring your cash or a check to an upcoming RCWRT meeting or mail payment to: 
Griff Bartlett, Treasurer, 908 Kinsdale Drive, Raleigh, NC  27615 


Order your Raleigh CWRT polo shirt now.   Shirts are available by gender in a variety of sizes and colors and are embroidered with the Raleigh CWRT logo.

Access the order form by clicking here.    Print out a copy and fill in the information.   Include gender, shirt size, color, etc.   Then bring your completed order form and check to the October 9th, 2017 meeting or mail to:   Ted Kunstling, 500 Spring Valley Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609

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.