Supported Organizations

Since its inception in 2004, the Raleigh Civil War Round Table, as part of its mission, has provided financial support to a number of organizations dealing with preservation of history, specifically as it pertains to the Civil War.   These organizations include the following linked sites:

  • Civil War Trust
  • The Civil War Trust, headquartered in Washington, DC, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds.   It has worked to save and preserve more than 46,000 acres of battlefield land in 23 different states.

    Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812.   Through educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives, the Trust seeks to inform the public about the vital role these battlefields played in determining the course of our nation’s history and why those remarkable events matter today.

  • CSS Neuse Foundation
  • The CSS Ram Neuse II, located near the banks of the Neuse River in Kinston, NC, is the world’s only full-scale replica of a Confederate ironclad.   The CSS Neuse Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that exists to maintain and enhance the Neuse II as an educational tool for today and future generations.

  • Friends of Archives
  • The Friends of the Archives is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization formed in 1977 whose mission is to support, promote, and strengthen the collections, services, and programs of the State Archives of North Carolina.   The mission of the State Archives is to collect, preserve and provide access to North Carolina’s documentary history and culture.

  • Friends of City of Raleigh Museum
  • For more than 200 years, North Carolina’s capital city had no repository for its historical artifacts, no place to preserve its past, and no institution to educate its citizens and visitors.   That all changed in 1993 when the City of Raleigh (COR) Museum (formerly Raleigh City Museum) debuted its first exhibit.

    The COR Museum's mission is to “Preserve Raleigh’s Past for the Future.”   It does this by collecting and caring for artifacts, curating exhibits, and providing educational programming that all highlight and interpret Raleigh’s history and heritage.   The museum operated as a nonprofit until July 2012, when the City of Raleigh assumed operational control.   While the City remains in charge of the museum, it is also supported by the nonprofit Friends of the COR Museum.

  • Mariner Museum
  • The Mariner Museum, in Newport News, VA, is steward to one of the world’s most extensive maritime collections.   The Mariners’ Museum and Park contains over 90,000 square feet of gallery space and is committed to the preservation and conservation of more than 32,000 objects and several million library and archive materials.   One of the Raleigh CWRT's main interests in the Mariner Museum is the recovered historic Civil War ironclad USS Monitor, its ongoing restoration, and the artifacts it has yielded.

  • North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
  • The North Carolina Office of Archives and History are agencies within the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources which celebrate history from pre-colonial times to the present.   They collectively safeguard documentary and material evidence of earlier generations and provide leadership and assistance to government agencies, individuals, businesses and organizations to further the stewardship of the state's historic resources.

    North Carolina’s Office of Archives and History is the most comprehensive, state-based, public history program in the nation, including archival, museum, historic site, historic preservation, research and publishing, archaeology, and ceremonial/commemorative activities.

  • Oakwood Cemetery
  • Raleigh's historic Oakwood Cemetery is a place of unique significance, meaning and value to Raleigh, Wake County, the state of North Carolina, and thousands of citizens for more than 140 years.   It provides a beautiful park-like setting for the final resting place of a fascinating cross section of over 22,000 of the area's citizenry, including many prominent city, state and national leaders.   Among these are five Civil War generals:

    • Union Brigadier General Carle Augustus Woodruff (a Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient)
    • Confederate Brigadier General George Burgwyn Anderson
    • Confederate Brigadier General William Ruffin Cox
    • Confederate Brigadier General Thomas Fentress Toon
    • Confederate Major General Robert Frederick Hoke