About Us

The Mission of the Raleigh Civil War Round Table is to study the history of the American Civil War, to stimulate interest and promote education in a broad range of topics related to that war, and to aid in the preservation and enhancement of its battlefields, cemeteries, relics, and other historic sites and landmarks.

The Raleigh Civil War Round Table was formed on March 12, 2001 and is a 501(c)(3) "tax exempt organization".   Current membership is 225.

We meet on the second Monday of most months starting with a social (half hour) at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program, itself, at 7:00 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 Edenton St. (across from the State Capitol).   Refer to the Meeting Schedule for the actual dates of future meetings and the subject matter that will be covered.

In response to recent controversies regarding removal of Confederate monuments and memorials from public places, the Board of the Raleigh Civil War Round Table has determined not to take an official stance.   The RCWRT does decry lawless acts of vandalism against graves such as occurred last year in Oakwood Cemetery and, in fact, made a donation to Oakwood supporting repair of the damage.   Members are encouraged to study and discuss this issue and are free to comment as individuals.   However, our Board has determined that only Ted Kunstling, President of the RWCRT, is authorized to speak on behalf of the organization.   If asked to make a public statement about the position of the RCWRT, please refer such questions to Ted at trkunstling@aol.com.