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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is July 22nd, 2015

 

Our 136th meeting on a special different night

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Medical Center. 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: “The Battle of Seven Pines, May/June 1862”

Charge of the 88th and 69th N.Y.V. (Irish Brigade) at the Battle of Seven Pines.

Charge of the 88th and 69th N.Y.V. (Irish Brigade) at the Battle of Seven Pines.

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Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers don historic 101st Airborne ‘Old Abe’ patch during ceremony at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) became the first division headquarters to convert to a multi-component unit division headquarters, June 16th. During a patching ceremony, soldiers from Wisconsin and Utah Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve placed Velco-backed ‘Old Abe’ patches on their upper left sleeves marking another milestone in Screaming Eagle history.

The ceremony represents one of the many transformations in the Army.

The purpose of multi-component unit division headquarters is to fully integrate Reserve and National Guard Soldiers into the modification table of organization and equipment.

Soldiers from the Wisconsin and Utah Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve donned the historic "Old Abe" patch during a patching ceremony at 101st Division Headquarters, at Fort Campbell, Ky., June 16, 2015. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

Soldiers from the Wisconsin and Utah Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve donned the historic “Old Abe” patch during a patching ceremony at 101st Division Headquarters, at Fort Campbell, Ky., June 16, 2015. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs)

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A look at the History of Memorial Day

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C. – On May 5th, 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30th.

It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

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14th Tennessee Infantry returns to Clarksville for 150th Anniversary Homecoming at Fort Defiance Civil War Park

 

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – On Friday, May 15th, 2015, the 14th Tennessee Infantry celebrated their 150th anniversary Homecoming at Fort Defiance Civil War Park. Reenactors of the Confederate 14th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, Company B setup camp and held demonstrations from 10:00am until 5:00pm.

Some of the demonstrations held included an infantry demonstration, weapons talk, U.S. Sanitary Commission information, a talk on Confederate flags as well as an artillery demonstration and discussion.

Kenwood Elementary School 5th Graders watch the 14th Tennessee Infantry reenactors demonstrate how artillery was fired at Fort Defiance Civil War Park, Friday.

Kenwood Elementary School 5th Graders watch the 14th Tennessee Infantry reenactors demonstrate how artillery was fired at Fort Defiance Civil War Park, Friday.

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Author Antonio Elmaleh to Speak at Fort Campbell’s Sink Library on Thursday, May 13th

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Author Antonio Elmaleh will speak at Sink Library on Wednesday, May 13th at 6:00pm about his new historical novel “The Ones They Left Behind”.
Based on actual events, the book tells the story of one man’s attempts to heal the wounds that had torn the country in half during the Civil War.

In 1864 General William T. Sherman and his army marched out of a burning Atlanta and embarked on his infamous “March to the Sea” that ended in December at Savannah. Sherman introduced the concept of “total war” in which civilians felt the direct impact of the destruction of anything that would aid the Confederate war effort.

"The Ones They Left Behind" by author Antonio Elmaleh.

“The Ones They Left Behind” by author Antonio Elmaleh.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to commemorate the 153rd Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center February 21st

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – On Saturday, February 21st from 10:00am to 4:00pm, the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a living history event to commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville.

Come see uniformed Civil War re-enactors from Baxter’s Battery who will provide living history and musket firing demonstrations.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to commemorate the 153rd Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a living history event to commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville on Saturday, February 21st from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Come see uniformed Civil War re-enactors from Baxter’s Battery who will provide living history and musket firing demonstrations.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for January 18th, 2015

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Spring Adult Leagues Meeting Scheduled, Book a Liberty Park Facility for Your Big Day, Register now for February Swim Lessons, Surrender of Clarksville event and Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to commemorate the 153rd Anniversary Commemoration of the Surrender of Clarksville.

153rd Anniversary Commemoration of the Surrender of Clarksville

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is August 20th, 2014

 

Our 125th meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Medical Center. 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: “Brandy Station: North America’s Largest Cavalry Battle”

Battle of Brandy Station

Battle of Brandy Station

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is June 18th, 2014

 

The 123rd meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Medical Center. 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: “The Murder of Union General William “Bull” Nelson”

Union Civil War General William "Bull" Nelson.

Union Civil War General William “Bull” Nelson.

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