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Barry L. Brown & Gordon R. Elwell

Barry L. Brown & Gordon R. Elwell

Decatur Library Auditorium

January 25, 2011, 7:15 P.M.

We help launch of the observance of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War with two Atlanta writers whose new book will be a most welcome addition to the Sequicentennial: ”Crossroads of Conflict: A Guide to Civil War Sites in Georgia.” This handy guide, which will be useful to everyone visiting the state during the observance, is a publication of the Georgia Civil War Commission. It includes color photos and period images to document the locations of hundreds of battlefields, houses, POW camps, hospitals, bridges, cemeteries and other significant structures that have survived the last 150 years. Brown is heritage tourism specialist for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and co-author Elwell is a former program coordinator for the Civil War Commission and is currently historian for the Georgia State Defense Force. We’ll have copies of their book, published by the University of Georgia Press, for sale and signing.