Upcoming meeting of the Raleigh CWRT:

July 10, 2017 Event Features Dr. John R. Peacock III discussing N.C. Troops in the 1862 Maryland Campaign

The Raleigh Civil War Round Table’s July 2017 meeting will feature a talk by Dr. John R. Peacock III, professor of history and geography at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, N.C.

Jay is a native of High Point, N.C, and graduated from Sanderson High School in Raleigh. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Virginia Tech. In 1990, Jay obtained his Ph.D. in history from Louisiana State University. Since 1992, he has worked as a professor of history at Nash Community College, where he currently serves as the president of the Faculty Senate and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.


He inherited his interest in the Civil War from his father and grandfather, John R. Peacock Sr., who, in 1955, was the principal founder of the NC Civil War Round Table. Jay’s great-great-grandfather, Professor O. W. Carr, served as captain of Co. G in the 46th North Carolina Infantry and saw action near the Dunker Church at Antietam, Md.


Jay has given numerous presentations to groups in North Carolina on the Civil War and other topics and serves on the North Carolina Humanities Council speakers’ bureau. He also has authored articles published in Recall, the journal of the NC Military Historical Society.


Jay currently lives in Wilson with his wife, Teresa, and his sons, Jack and Andy. His presentation at the July 10 meeting of the RCWRT is titled “North Carolina Troops in Robert E. Lee’s Maryland Campaign of 1862,” a talk inspired by his great-great-grandfather that he first gave to the SCV Camp in Wilson in 2004.


Esteemed Civil War Historian, Ed Bearss, to speak in New Bern on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Due to inclement weather, Ed Bearss, Chief Historian Emeritus of the National Park Service, was forced to cancel his January, 2017 presentation at the Raleigh CWRT.  However, you have another opportunity to hear this American treasure on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the New Bern, NC Historical Society.  Click the following link for details:  Ed Bearss to Speak at the July, 2017 Meeting of the New Bern Historical Society


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 are 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 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.