$10 bid nets ex-mayor 17 Civil War-era papers

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Posted: November 16, 2012

The Winchester Star

Mark Brown of Why Not Antiques in Middletown looks over some of the Civil War-era newspapers he recently purchased. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Pictured at left is an 1864 Southern Illustrated News recently purchased by Mark Brown.

MIDDLETOWN — It’s hard to imagine a newspaper of today describing an Army general as “modest and unassuming as a girl.”

But that’s how the Southern Illustrated News portrayed Gen. E.L. Thomas on its…

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