C. Peter Jørgensen, publisher of Civil War News and The Artilleryman, died on Sept. 25 at age 68. Kathryn Jørgensen, his wife and business partner since 1969, will continue to serve the publications as Editor and Publisher.
Jorgensen was a member of the 34th Battalion Virginia Cavalry of the North-South Skirmish Association, competing in carbine, musket, revolver, cannon and mortar events. He was a former member of the 5th and 10th Massachusetts Batteries.
His varied interests and collections included military history, especially Civil War and World War II books, art and artifacts.
He was an authority on Civil War field artillery, at one time having a large collection of 3-inch projectiles and cannons, one of which he fired at the Tunbridge, Vt., Memorial Day service.
His many memberships included the Company of Military Historians, Massachusetts Arms Collectors, the New England Antique Arms Society and Council on America’s Military Past.
The funeral will be Saturday, Oct. 3, at 12 p.m. at the Tunbridge Church followed by a committal service and party, both at his 234 Monarch Hill Road home.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Civil War Preservation Trust, 1331 H. St. NW, Suite 1001, Washington, DC 20005-4761; Tunbridge Public Library, PO Box 9, Tunbridge VT 05077; or the Tunbridge Church, c/o Townsend Swayze, 56 Swayze Rd., Tunbridge VT 05077.
You may read a detailed story and obituary in the November issue of Civil War News scheduled to mail October 23rd.
Civil War News will continue to be published 11 times per year