Topic: Fort Donelson
Clarksville, TN – A winning photograph of cannon at Fort Donelson by Clarksville Middle-school student Miles Wilbur is among photographs currently on display at theas it hosts the photo exhibit “Living Legacies: Capturing the Scenic Beauty in Tennessee’s Civil War Heritage.”
The exhibit is located in the library’s first-floor alcove (behind the fiction section). At the end of May the exhibit will close and move to the Obion County Public Library.
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.”
United States Colored Troops Living History Association Hosts Annual Conference in Clarksville October 19th-21st
The United States Colored Troops Living History Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and accurately interpret the history of the United States Colored Troops of the American Civil War and those that supported their efforts to abolish slavery and preserve the Union and to educate the public and promote research of the history and legacy of those who served in the Civil War. «Read the rest of this article»
The 101th Meeting
Clarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, June 20th 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.
The meetings topic is “Grant and Forrest: Extraordinary Americans” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Author Tom McKenney will discuss and be available to sign his book, Jack Hinson’s One Man War at Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center on Tuesday, April 17th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Contact Fort Defiance at 931.472.3351 or www.fortdefianceclarksville.com.
Clarksville, TN – “Crossroads of Change, Clarksville, Tennessee 1861-1865,” a locally-produced video providing a perspective of the impact of the Civil War upon Clarksville and its inhabitants during the years 1861 to 1865, was honored with a 2012 Certificate of Commendation from the Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) at its annual convention held recently in Memphis Tennessee.
The 95th Meeting
Clarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, February 15th 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.
The meetings topic is “Nashville – Siren’s Song of the Confederacy” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host its first-ever book signing Saturday, February 18th from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
Carolyn Stier Ferrell will be available to sign copies of her most recent book, “Occupied: The Story of Clarksville, Tennessee During the Civil War.”
Clarksville-Montgomery County to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of Town’s Surrender to Union Naval Forces
To commemorate this historic event, the CW150 Commission will host a ceremony marking the date on Sunday, February 19th, 2012 at 2:00pm at Fort Defiance Civil War Park.
Dover, TN – On Thursday January 19th at 7:00pm the Fort Donelson Civil War Roundtable will be hosting Historian Karel Lea Biggs as she speaks about Life in Occupied Tennessee. The Fort Donelson Civil War Round Table meets in the Stewart County Visitor’s Center in Dover, Tn.
Mrs. Biggs presentation will tell the story of life in middle Tennessee, especially Nashville, during the Union Occupation. Her presentation takes a step back from the military aspect of the war and looks at the Civilian aspect of the war. This is especially significant as the Dover/Clarksville areas would be some of the longest occupied areas of the war.
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