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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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APSU History Students conduct staff ride to historic Fort Donelson Civil War battlefield

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – If you can picture a nation as a living body with cities serving as vital organs and transportation paths such as roads, railways and rivers filling the roles of the arteries that provide life-sustaining blood to those major settlements, then it becomes easy to understand the significance of the Battle of Fort Donelson during the American Civil War.

Waged between February 11th-16th, 1862, the Union’s capture of the Confederate fort near the Tennessee-Kentucky border accomplished a number of important tasks for its army.

Austin Peay Students on a tour at Fort Donelson.

Austin Peay Students on a tour at Fort Donelson.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is May 21st, 2014

 

The 122nd meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, May 21st, 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 7:00 pm and is always open to the public.  Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: “Lincoln and McClellan (*)…What Might Have Been…” (Plus a little Ulysses Grant and Henry Halleck, too…)”

(L) Abraham Lincoln and (R) George B. McClellan.

(L) Abraham Lincoln and (R) George B. McClellan.

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Fort Defiance played host to a one day Civil War Artifacts Exhibit

 

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – John and Nikki Walsh have been collecting Civil War antiquities for many years. During that time they have established a museum quality collection of historic Civil War artifacts from throughout the middle Tennessee region.

On Saturday many of these items came to Clarksville for a one-day exhibit at the Fort defiance visitors center.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is November 20th, 2013

 

The 116th meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Hospital. 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 Arkansas Post Campaign”

Battle of Arkansas Post/Fort Hindman

Battle of Arkansas Post/Fort Hindman

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Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park Reopens for 5 Days

 

Tennessee Department of TourismNashville, TN – Tennessee travelers, we’re happy to announce the gates of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park reopen Wednesday, October 16th to visitors. All attractions, campgrounds, visitor centers and facilities will be open.

Fall is a peak season for the Smokies along with our gateway towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Townsend. Let us help you plan your trip today. Visit our  Fall Foliage Report to see how the splendor of fall color is changing from Memphis to Bristol.

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Fort Donelson National Battlefield Prepares for New Visitor Center Exhibits

 

US National Park ServiceDover, TN – After almost three years in the planning and design, Fort Donelson National Battlefield wishes to announce that final preparations are being made for the fabrication and installation of new and exciting exhibits in the national park’s visitor center.

The park’s current visitor center opened in 1962, the 100th anniversary of the 1862 Battles of Forts Henry and Donelson. Although the building and its original exhibits have been slightly modified over the years, they largely remain as they did half a century ago.

Artist concept of the new Exhibits in the Fort Donelson Visitor Center. (NPC)

Artist concept of the new Exhibits in the Fort Donelson Visitor Center. (NPC)

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Battle Chats at Fort Donelson National Battlefield

 

US National Park ServiceDover, TN – From now until August 31st, 2013, Park Rangers from the Fort Donelson National Battlefield will be conducting “Battle Chats” daily at different tour stops.

Join a Park Ranger and learn a bit more about the park, the stories they preserve and share, and the resources they protect for future generations.

Meet the Park Ranger at the locations below at 11:00am daily. (Program will be cancelled in case of inclement weather, intense heat, staff shortages.)

Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Fort Donelson National Battlefield

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Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Cemetery to hold Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 27th

 
Fort Donelson National Cemetery

Fort Donelson National Cemetery

Dover, TN – Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Cemetery will host their Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 27th, at 1:00pm to pay tribute to those who serve our Nation so nobly.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Parking is limited at the National Cemetery. Spaces nearest the front entrance will be reserved for those with mobility issues.

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Fort Donelson National Battlefield gets new Superintendent, Brian McCutchen

 

National Park Service

Atlanta, GA – Brian Keith McCutchen took over responsibility as the new superintendent of Fort Donelson National Battlefield on October 21st. He most recently served as superintendent of the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, in Vincennes, IN.

“We are very pleased that Brian is joining the Southeast Region family,” said David Vela, Southeast Regional Director. “He has a diverse record of professional experience in many of our historic parks. He is an avid student of American military history.  That and his prior experiences as superintendent in two other parks will serve him and the Fort Donelson community very well.”

Brian K. McCutchen is the new Superintendent of Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Brian K. McCutchen is the new Superintendent of Fort Donelson National Battlefield

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