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  • H.L. Hunley’s Hull Slowly Reveals Details Of Submarine
    By Scott C. Boyd
    CHARLESTON, S.C. - The hull surface of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley can be clearly seen for the first time since it sank 151 years ago, thanks to the careful removal of most of the accumulated concretions by conservators at the vessel’s home in the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston. They should be finished in a few months.

  • Appomattox Park Events For Surrender April 8-12
    APPOMATTOX, Va. — April 8-12 sesquicentennial events at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park will be centered around real time commemorative events. A detailed schedule is at www.nps.gov/apco

  • Trust Seeks 70 Acres At Trevilian Station, Virginia
    WASHINGTON — The Civil War Trust seeks to raise $102,625 towards the $587,000 cost for 70 acres at the Trevilian Station Battlefield in Virginia. The acquisition will bring the total land preserved to more than 2,000 acres.

  • CWRT Honors Michael Cavanaugh
    DEPTFORD, N.J. — Old Baldy Civil War Round Table honored cofounder Michael A. Cavanaugh at a luncheon attended by family and friends from the Civil War community beyond the round table.

  • West Point Is Displaying Cushing Medal Of Honor
    WEST POINT, N.Y. — The West Point Museum is displaying the Medal of Honor awarded to Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing. It can be seen in the main lobby through May 4.

  • Valley Foundation Seeks $260,000
    NEW MARKET, Va. — Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) has launched its 2015 campaign to raise $260,000 from private donors.
  • 150th Appomattox Reenactment Event April 10-12
    By Nancy Jennis Olds
    WINCHESTER, Va. — Final planning for “The Long Road Home — 150th Appomattox,” the April 10-12 anniversary reenactment, was the focus of a March 7 workshop Lee’s Lieutenants organized for Confederate and Union leaders, medical staff, civilian living historians and the Appomattox County Historical Society.


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:

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