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Civil War Round Table to discuss ‘Civil War Sentinels: Franklin’s Antebellum Buildings’

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Civil War Round Table to discuss ‘Civil War Sentinels: Franklin’s Antebellum Buildings’

Herald Reports

The Franklin Civil War Round Table will host local historian Rick Warwick, who will speak on “Civil War Sentinels: Franklin’s Antebellum Buildings,” Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m.

The Civil War weighed heavy on Williamson County, and although the participants and residents have long since gone, there are still witnesses to the war in its surviving antebellum buildings. Warwick will share his incredible collection of Franklin war-time photographs of buildings and the battlefield and the stories they continue to tell.

Warwick, the long time editor of the Williamson County Historical Society Journaland a former county educator, has written some 18 books on various county topics including several involving the Civil War years. These include Williamson Country: Civil War Veterans, Williamson Country: The Civil War as Seen through the Female Experience and Historical Markers of Williamson County.

Warwick is active in local preservation having served on several boards including The Carter House, Carnton Plantation, the Heritage Foundation and Franklin’s Charge boards. He is currently serving on the African American Heritage Society of Franklin and is a member of the Tennessee Historical Commission.

The event is free to the public.

The Franklin Civil War Round Table is an educational program of Franklin’s Charge and meets each month at the Franklin Police Headquarters’ Community Room at 900 Columbia Avenue.

For more information, email fcwrt@yahoo.com, or visit http://www.franklinscharge.com/round-table.

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