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Friday, January 1, 2010

Indiana Historical Collection Damaged as a Kentucky Civil War Memorial is Preserved

We begin the new year with bad news for genealogists & historians...

Fire destroys about 80% of the Bartholomew County Historical Society collection, 75,000 items were estimated lost in the Dec. 24, 2009 United Way building fire in Columbus, Indiana.

Read more at http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=11737018

However, there is good news for the new year for historians & genealogists, especially Civil War buffs...

New Kentucky home for the oldest national Civil War memorial commemorating the soldiers of the 32nd Indiana Infantry who died in the Battle of Rowlett's Station near Munfordville in Hart County, KY. Read the 31 Dec 2009 article in the Kentucky New Era: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/K/KY_CIVIL_WAR_MEMORIAL_KYOL-?SITE=KYHOP&SECTION=STATE&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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