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  • Franklin Celebrates Demolition Of Pizza Shop On Battleground
    By Gregory L. Wade
    FRANKLIN, Tenn. — After more than two years of effort, a pizza restaurant has been removed from what is considered the epicenter of the Nov. 30, 1864, Battle of Franklin.

  • Remembering Elizabeth Brown Pryor
    By Scott C. Boyd
    RICHMOND, Va. – Elizabeth Brown Pryor, 64, biographer of Robert E. Lee and Clara Barton, was buried April 20 in Richmond’s historic Hollywood Cemetery, not far from Davis Circle, where Confederate President Jefferson Davis is buried, according to her sister Beverly Brown.

  • Friends Group Managing Former Walmart Acreage
    By Scott C. Boyd
    ORANGE COUNTY, Va. – The Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) selected the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FOWB) to manage the 48 acres of Wilderness battlefield land donated to the Commonwealth of Virginia by Walmart in 2013


Civil War News is a current events monthly newspaper published by Kathryn Jorgensen. She and her late husband Peter were community newspaper publishers,
collectors and history buffs. The newspaper was founded in 1974 by
Michael A. Cavanaugh as The Civil War Book Exchange.

Civil War News publishes:

  • More than 600 coming event listings a year
  • Extensive coverage of preservation efforts and threats at sites across the country
  • In-depth reviews of more than 200 Civil War books a year
  • A monthly guest Preservation News editorial page column
  • Regular columns on firearms by Joe Bilby, images by Ron Coddington and Civil War Round Tables by Matthew Borowick,medical by Jim Schmidt. We're happy to announce a new column by The Watchdog
  • Photo coverage of reenactments
  • Special sections with new year's coming events and unit & group recruiting ads in January, information about groups doing preservation fundraising in April, Gettysburg in July and Civil War books in November.
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