Upcoming meeting of the Raleigh CWRT:

April 13, 2015: 

        Mark Bradley - The End of the Civil War in North Carolinia


Mark is nationally known for his knowledge of the Battle of Bentonville and the surrender at Bennett Place. He currently is a staff historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington, D.C.

Mark also is an award winning author, having written  

This Astounding Close: The Road to Bennett Place

Last Stand in the Carolinas: The Battle of Bentonville

Bluecoats and Tar Heels: Soldiers and Civilians in North Carolina During Reconstruction.

He also has authored numerous other articles on the Civil War and has written several book reviews. Mark currently is researching and writing a monograph on the Vietnam War.

Mark earned his bachelor’s degree in history at N.C. State University and both his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has received numerous honors, awards, fellowships, and grants including the RCWRT’s 2011 T. Harry Gatton Award, given in recognition of "his significant contributions to the understanding of and appreciation for the American Civil War through his writings and lectures, as well as his support for local preservation efforts."