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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:

September 12, 2016    
     The Raleigh Civil War Round Table’s September meeting will feature author and former teacher Dr. Juanita Patience Moss who will speak about the forgotten black soldiers in white units.
     Juanita is the daughter of a renowned anthracite coal sculptor and grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania. After she attended Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C., Juanita earned her bachelor’s degree at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and her master’s degree from Farleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, N.J. In 2011, Juanita was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humanities from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre.
     A retired New Jersey high school biology teacher, she developed an interest in genealogy that led her to researching black Civil War soldiers who served in white regiments. Her great-grandfather, Crowder Patience, a contraband from Chowan County, N.C., had enlisted in the 103rd Pennsylvania when they were garrisoned at Plymouth, N.C. Over the past 18 years, she has found more than 3,000 additional black soldiers who had served in white regiments and also were not previously documented.
     Juanita published her first book, Created to Be Free, in 2001, and has since authored Battle of Plymouth, April 17-20, 1864: The Last Confederate Victory and two volumes of Forgotten Black Soldiers Who Served in White Regiments During the Civil War, the topic of her talk to the RCWRT. Signed copies of her books can be purchased at the meeting.