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Upcoming meeting of the Raleigh CWRT:

July 9, 2018 - Michael Hardy on "General Lee's Immortals.   The Battles and Campaigns of the Branch-Lane Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865".

The Raleigh Civil War Round Table’s July 2018 meeting will feature a talk by award-winning author and historian Michael C. Hardy.   Michael's topic will be "General Lee's Immortals.   The Battles and Campaigns of the Branch-Lane Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865".

Michael is a native of Apopka, FL, and graduated from the University of Alabama.   He was first captivated by the Civil War in the early 1980s, when an uncle brought him to a reenactment and he was allowed to carry a flag.   Michael became very involved in re-enacting, through which he gained a deeper understanding of the events, tactics, firearms, equipment and clothing of the Civil War period.

In 1995, Michael moved with his wife to Boone, NC, where he researched North Carolina units.   His book on the 37th NC Troops, released in 2003, was the result of countless hours of research at the Appalachian State library.   Other books that Michael has authored include works covering the history of the battle of Hanover Court House, VA (2006), the 58th NC Troops (2010), Civil War Charlotte (2012), Wautauga County, NC, in the Civil War (2013) and the capitals of the Confederacy (2015).

Michael also is the author of numerous articles that have been published in Civil War Times, America’s Civil War, Gettysburg Magazine, Tar Heel Junior Historians, Confederate Veteran, and Camp Chase Gazette.   In 2010, he was named the North Carolina Historian of the Year.

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.