• New Market’s Long Tradition Of Reenactments
    By Troy D. Marshall
    Sigel is moving up the Valley — was at Strasburg last night. I cannot tell you whether this is his destination. I would be glad to have your assistance at once with the cadets and the section of artillery. Bring all the forage and rations you can . . .

  • Time & Funds Running Out For ‘Camp Asylum’ Project
    By Scott C. Boyd
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Archeologist Chester DePratter and his nine-person team are racing against the calendar to finish excavating a Confederate prisoner-of-war site before development begins. The dig began Jan. 6 and must end by April 30.

  • Five-Part ‘Untold Story’ To Begin Airing In April
    DENVER, Colo. — “Civil War: The Untold Story,” a five-part documentary series focused on the Western Theater, will start airing on public television stations in April.

  • Pristine Earthworks In Triune, Tenn., Need Protection
    By Gregory L. Wade
    TRIUNE, Tenn. — Some of the best-preserved and relatively unknown Civil War earthworks in the country are hidden at a once obscure crossroads known as Triune.

  • Stadium On Fort Negley Grounds To Close; Site’s Future Undecided
    By Gregory L. Wade
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When one of the country’s largest Civil War structures, Fort Negley, was reopened in 2004 as part of the Nashville park system, visitors could look down the hill to see crowds watching baseball at Greer Stadium next door.

  • Monitor Conservation Lab Still Closed
    By Scott C. Boyd
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – For the first time since the USS Monitor Center opened in 2007 at The Mariners’ Museum, the wet lab housing USS Monitor artifacts under conservation was closed to visitors during the annual Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend marking the March 9, 1862, duel between ironclads




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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