Upcoming meeting of the Raleigh CWRT:

August 14, 2017 Event Features Robert Thomas Discussing Longstreet and His Gettysburg Monument 

The Raleigh Civil War Round Table’s August 2017 meeting will feature a talk by pastor and historian Robert C. Thomas.

Robert was born in 1955 and is a native of Sanford, N.C. He graduated from Broadway High School in 1973 and then earned his associates degree in police science from Central Carolina Community College and, subsequently, earned his bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from the Carolina College of Biblical studies.

Robert retired as a heavy equipment operator with the North Carolina Forest Service. He currently serves as pastor of the 1st Congregational Christian Church in Sanford and was the former commander of the Sons of Confederate Veteran’s Robert E. Lee Camp (#803). Robert also served as the chairman of the Longstreet Memorial Fund from 1991 through 1998.

Robert is married to Susan Gross Thomas and has two children and four grandchildren. He continues to reside in Sanford. 


REMINDER: Annual dues are to be remitted next month.
  • 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 


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.