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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

 

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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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Civil War Battle at Fort Donelson teaches principles of Leadership to Fort Campbell’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” leaders

 

Written by Sgt. Charlene Moler
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionDover, TN – There are very few things that remain constant throughout the evolution of combat and the military.  Officers and senior enlisted from 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in a staff ride to the Fort Donelson Battlefield September 28th to learn the principles of leadership during the Civil War still hold true today.

The concept of a staff ride is to learn from historical battles by understanding what happened, the reason for the outcome of the battle and how those lessons can be applied in present conflicts.

Officers and senior enlisted with 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gather around a cannon used during the civil war by the confederates defending Fort Donelson, September 28th. The cannons were used with other defense techniques to keep the encroaching Union soldiers at bay.

Officers and senior enlisted with 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gather around a cannon used during the civil war by the confederates defending Fort Donelson, September 28th. The cannons were used with other defense techniques to keep the encroaching Union soldiers at bay.

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Memorial Day Ceremony at Fort Donelson National Cemetery

 
Fort Donelson National Cemetery

Fort Donelson National Cemetery

Dover, TN – Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Cemetery will host their Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 28th, at 1:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend.

Also, on this day set aside to honor the Veterans who have served our Nation proudly, the Cumberland Winds, a talented group of musicians will perform a free concert at Fort Donelson at 5:00pm. They will provide some beautiful Civil War era tunes, as well as tunes that pay tribute to our dear Veterans, living and deceased.

Visitors may bring their own chairs.

*Temperatures for Memorial Day are looking warm. Please bring water.

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