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Stewart County Visitor Center to show Nannie Haskins film March 29th

 

Stewart County Visitors CenterDover, TN – The Life and Diary of Nannie Haskins, a film and presentation by Dr. Ellen Kanervo and Sarah Kanervo, will be presented on March 29th, 2012 at 6:00pm at the Stewart County Visitor Center.

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Roxy Regional Theatre Commemorates Civil War Sesquicentennial with Stephen Crane’s “The Red Badge of Courage”

 

Roxy Regional TheatreThe Red Badge of CourageClarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre continues its commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial with a limited run of Stephen Crane’s classic tale of heroism, “The Red Badge of Courage”, opening Friday, March 30th, at 8:00pm.

Eighteen-year-old Henry Fleming dreams of the thrill of battle as a young recruit, but his illusions are shattered when he comes face to face with the bloodshed and horrors of The Civil War.Telling of the experience of war from the point of view of an ordinary soldier,  “The Red Badge of Courage” is considered the first modern war novel. «Read the rest of this article»

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Nannie Haskins film and discussion to be held March 29th at the Stewart County Visitor Center

 

Stewart County Visitors CenterDover, TN – The Life and Diary of Nannie Haskins, a film and presentation by Dr. Ellen Kanervo and Sarah Kanervo, will be presented on March 29th, 2012 at 6:00pm at the Stewart County Visitor Center.

Sixteen-year-old Nannie Haskins lived in Clarksville and kept a diary account of life during the Civil War. Her story has been revived, thanks to a locally-produced film, written and produced by the Kanervos. Dr. Kanervo is professor emeritus of Communications at Austin Peay State University. The film features footage of historic sites and homes near Clarksville, Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Fort Donelson Civil War Round Table to feature talk by Dr. Michael R. Bradley

 

Forrests Fighting Preacher: David Campbell of Kelly of TennesseeOn October 20th at 7:00pm, the Fort Donelson Civil War Round Table speaker  will be Dr. Michael Bradley.  His topic will be his new book,  “Forrest’s Fighting Preacher: David Campbell Kelley of Tennessee”. Dr. Bradley has written several books focusing on the Middle Tennessee area during the Civil War.

Every leader needs a trusted confidant. For Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the Civil War’s greatest military minds, that man was David Campbell Kelley. Kelley began adulthood in the clergy, serving for two years as a missionary in China and returning home just a year before the Civil War. He then raised a company of cavalry from his family’s large congregation that became part of Forrest’s original regiment. Kelley quickly became Forrest’s second in command, assisting in some of his most daring engagements, offering support in key decisions and serving as his unofficial chaplain. Following the war, Kelley returned to preaching, helped establish Vanderbilt University and launched a campaign for governor of Tennessee. Now, for the first time, author Michael R. Bradley brings Kelley’s dynamic life to the fore. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Clarksville Foundry Part of National Geographic Channel Special

 

National GeographicClarksville, TN – Clarksville Foundry, one of Tennessee’s oldest manufacturing companies with pre-Civil War origins, is a participant in a National Geographic Channel project that explores the mystery of the sinking of the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley.

National Geographic Channel’s two-hour special, “Secret Weapon of the Confederacy,” premiers Thursday, September 15th, at 8:00pm CT. The show includes footage filmed at Clarksville Foundry, and features onscreen appearances by foundry employees Larry Rye and Larry Hale.

As part of reproducing a section of the Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley’s conning tower, Larry Hale of Clarksville Foundry melts iron for a casting that was used in the National Geographic Channel’s special “Secret Weapon of the Confederacy,” which premiers Thursday, September 15th.

As part of reproducing a section of the Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley’s conning tower, Larry Hale of Clarksville Foundry melts iron for a casting that was used in the National Geographic Channel’s special “Secret Weapon of the Confederacy,” which premiers Thursday, September 15th.

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The Roxy Regional Theatre recognizes the Civil War Sesquicentennial with the Civil War Musical

 

Clarksville, TN – In recognition of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the Roxy Regional Theatre is currently staging a production of the Frank Wildhorn and Gregory Boyd musical, The Civil War. This has to be one of the best of the many shows I have seen at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman, the musical covers the enormous emotional landscape of the most difficult test our nation has ever endured. The Civil War musical puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history and passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith.

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“The Civil War” premieres downtown at the Roxy Regional Theatre Tonight

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Beginning tonight, April 22nd, at 8:00pm, the Roxy Regional Theatre marks the Sesquicentennial with “The Civil War”, a musical tribute covering the enormous emotional landscape of the most difficult test our nation has ever endured.

Reminiscent of Ken Burns’ acclaimed documentary, “The Civil War” puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history and passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith. This thrilling, gut-wrenching and awe-inspiring musical draws on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman.

"The Civil War" plays through May 21st at the Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville TN.

"The Civil War" plays through May 21st at the Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville TN.

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Celebrate the Sesquicentennial with the Musical “The Civil War” at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Beginning Friday, April 22nd, at 8:00pm, the Roxy Regional Theatre marks the Sesquicentennial with “The Civil War”, a musical tribute covering the enormous emotional landscape of the most difficult test our nation has ever endured.
 
Reminiscent of Ken Burns’ acclaimed documentary, “The Civil War” puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history and passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith.  This thrilling, gut-wrenching and awe-inspiring musical draws on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman.

The cast of "The Civil War" performs at the Rivers & Spires Festival.

The cast of "The Civil War" performs at the Rivers & Spires Festival.

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Clarksville’s Rich Civil War History on Display in New Fort Defiance Interpretive Center

 

Fort never fired a shot, City surrendered twice by Confederates, once by Union Troops.

Clarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville held an invitation only grand opening for the newly redesigned Fort Defiance site on Thursday. The public opening is scheduled for this morning with a gala event that aims to bring the history of the fort to life. Fort Defiance never fired a shot in anger, however the Fort and the city it guards looms large in the history of the Civil War era.

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Celebrate National Park Week at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield

 
Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Dover, TN – Celebrate National Park Week at Fort Donelson National Battlefield by becoming a Junior Ranger! Park staff will be leading short hikes, demonstrating how the Civil War cannons worked, and exploring the historic fort and earthworks.

Events will begin at 11:00am on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011. Programs may be postponed in case of inclement weather.

Scout leaders, parents, and students are urged to meet the Ranger at the visitor center, and pick up their Junior Ranger booklets and activity sheets. There are no fees. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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