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January 2015 Issue of
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Brandy Station, Va. Graffiti House Walls Have Stories To Tell
By Nancy Jennis Olds
BRANDY STATION, Va. — Once dilapidated, almost in danger of collapsing, the Graffiti House in Brandy Station is a captivating building with a fascinating story of hidden history on its walls.

Monument Honors Minnesotans Who Fought At Nashville
By Jeffrey S. Williams
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Members of the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society (BONPS) and the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force on Nov. 16 dedicated a new Civil War marker on Shy’s Hill.

Franklin, Tenn., Commemorates 150th Battle Anniversary
By Gregory L. Wade
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — The Battle of Franklin’s 150th anniversary was remembered with a wide variety of events. Middle Tennessee’s musical heritage was put on display when country and bluegrass artists performed part of a three-album collection of new music some of which is related to Franklin’s role in the war.


Fundraising Info Is Invited For The April CWN Issue
Feb. 27 is the deadline for the Civil War News 24th annual preservation fundraising directory that will be printed in the April issue to be mailed in mid-March.


Exhibit About Galusha Pennypacker, Fort Fisher Medal of Honor Recipient
SCHWENCKSVILLE, Pa. —  “The Making of a Hero: The Life of Major General Galusha Pennypacker” opens Jan. 20 at historic Pennypacker Mills. It runs through March 15. A gallery talk will be given at 1 p.m. on Jan. 25.