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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is February 21st, 2018

 

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable's next program will be held Wednesday, February 21st.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next program will be held Wednesday, February 21st.

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Clarksville Historic Urban Trails Brought to Life

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Local historian Carolyn Ferrell and Montgomery County IT ArcGIS Specialist Bryce Hester teamed up to bring three historic urban trails to life in Clarksville.

An urban trail is not a built path through natural scenery but a virtual trail that uses existing sidewalks and crosswalks to lead walkers through a route of interesting urban sights.

The trails Ferrell laid out entices walkers with open-air history lessons packed with interesting historical tidbits about Clarksville’s past.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan helps open Black History Month

 

Proclamation honors committee, Rev. Jimmy Terry

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan joined community leaders for the opening of Black History Month in Clarksville, and formally proclaimed February as a special time to “celebrate the achievements and contributions made by African Americans to our economic, cultural, spiritual and political development.”

Mayor McMillan commended the Rev. Anderson Grant, chairman, and Pastor Frank Washington for their work with the Clarksville Black History Month Committee, which organized the February 1st Opening Celebration.

Servella Terry (right), widow of the late Rev. Jimmy Terry Sr., joined Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan at the podium to present the Black History Month proclamation.

Servella Terry (right), widow of the late Rev. Jimmy Terry Sr., joined Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan at the podium to present the Black History Month proclamation.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is January 17th, 2018

 

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable's next program will be held Wednesday, January 17th.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next program will be held Wednesday, January 17th.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is December 20th, 2017

 

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable's next program will be held Wednesday, December 20th.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next program will be held Wednesday, December 20th.

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Mark Britton talked about Civil War Medicine at Clarksville’s Fort Defiance, Saturday

 

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – Saturday afternoon at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center a small group gathered to watch Mark Britton talk about Civil War era doctors, the tools, medicines, and methods they used.

“I’m not a doctor, but I could have been in the 19th century,” Britton said. “I’ve only been collecting and studying medical supplies and procedures for the last 10 to 12 years, but I have always been a fan of history, all types of history, ancient and recent.”

A presentation on life in the 1800's at Fort Defiance this weekend, with guest speaker Mark Britton.

A presentation on life in the 1800’s at Fort Defiance this weekend, with guest speaker Mark Britton.

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Christmas in Occupied Clarksville was held Saturday at Fort Defiance Civil War Park

 

ChristmasClarksville, TN – Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center hosted its 6th annual Christmas in Occupied Clarksville, Saturday, with a full house on hand to enjoy games, refreshments, and a little history about what it was like to live in occupied Clarksville during the Civil War.

William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance, spoke about the event.

Fort Defiance hosted its annual Christmas in Occupied Clarksville on Saturday, with historic ornaments, refreshments, and traditional music.

Fort Defiance hosted its annual Christmas in Occupied Clarksville on Saturday, with historic ornaments, refreshments, and traditional music.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Marsha Blackburn

 

Written by Marsha Blackburn
7th District of Tennessee

U.S. CongressWashington, D.C. – On the fourth Thursday of every November, Americans give thanks for many things—but mostly food, family and friendship. This year, I want to personally recognize each of my district’s 19 counties for their individual characteristics, notable citizens, and generous businesses. Thank you, Seventh District. You are wonderful constituents.

If you’re a military veteran in Benton County, you know George Hargrove as the head of all things veteran. Active with the Chamber of Commerce and Benton County Veterans Memorial in Camden, he is a faithful and passionate advocate for our war heroes. Thank you, George, for your leadership and encouragement. You make middle-Tennessee a better place to work and live.

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is November 15th, 2017

 

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic – “Was Lincoln’s War Really Caused By, and Fought Over, Slavery?”

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

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Austin Peay State University to host talk, symposium on Clarksville, African-Americans and the Civil War

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Upon issuing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, more than three million slaves in Confederate areas were recognized as free by the Union.

The Union army wasted little time recruiting those newly freed men into service, with some 1,800 Clarksville residents answering the call, joining the Union army as members of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) in ceremonies on the Clarksville public square.

Austin Peay assistant professor of history Dr. Kelly Jones.

Austin Peay assistant professor of history Dr. Kelly Jones.

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