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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.

Upcoming meeting of the Raleigh CWRT:

May 9, 2016     Mary Bandy Daughtry - Gen. "Rooney" Lee



Mary is a Native North Carolinian, born in Rocky Mount. She earned both her BA and MA degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mary and her husband are involved in showing horses, first American Saddlebreds, then Hackneys and Morgans. They both spend a lot of time with the horses and have won 13 national championships and countless state and regional titles. Her other interests include reading, gardening, crafting and looking after her pets which include numerous dogs and cats as well as the horses.

She also works as a photojournalist covering horse shows for "Saddle and Bridle" and "Saddle Horse Report."

Mary’s interest in the Civil War goes back to when she was 10 years old and her father gave her the Burke Davis biography of Robert E. Lee,

Gray Fox.

Her fascination with the Lee family eventually led her to pen a biography of "Rooney" Lee, titled Gray Cavalier: The Life and Wars of W.H.F. "Rooney" Lee, a book that was published in 2002.

Mary lives in Goldsboro with her husband of 45 years, Harry Daughtry. Her talk at the Round Table’s May 2016 meeting will be on W.H.F. "Rooney" Lee, the subject of her book.

Copies of Mary’s books will be offered for sale at the meeting and she will be happy to sign them.