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Tennessee Receives Grants to Protect Threatened Battlefields

 

U.S. house of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – The U.S. National Park Service recently announced $2.4 million in grants from the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) to protect three significant battlefields in Tennessee threatened with damage or destruction from suburban development.

Grants have been awarded to the Shiloh Battlefield in Tennessee’s 7th District, as well as to the Stones River Battlefield in Murfreesboro and the Jackson Battlefield in Jackson.

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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APSU Graduate student explores the ‘Ghost Stories of Austin Peay State University’

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – It gets chilly around this time of year at Austin Peay State University (APSU). As the crisp autumn air slowly swirls with falling leaves, there’s nothing better than gathering around a fire to hear a hair-raising ghost story.

And Austin Peay State University has its ghost stories.

Melissa Arrington, far right, prepares her team for the ghost hunt. (APSU)

Melissa Arrington, far right, prepares her team for the ghost hunt. (APSU)

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable to hold next meeting on October 16th, 2019

 

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova 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.

Our speaker this month is Dr. David E. Gregg. His topic is – “John Bell Hood’s Muscle Shoals, Alabama Encampment, 1864”

Confederate General John Bell Hood

Confederate General John Bell Hood

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable to hold next meeting on September 18th, 2019

 

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Civil War Roundtable announces its September 2019 program and speaker. The meeting is always open to interested members of the public.

The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare. 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.

Brian McCutchen will talk about “Of Monuments and Remembrance – Veteran Commemoration and the Monuments of Shiloh” at the next Clarksville Civil War Roundtable.

Brian McCutchen will talk about “Of Monuments and Remembrance – Veteran Commemoration and the Monuments of Shiloh” at the next Clarksville Civil War Roundtable.

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Fort Defiance Civil War Park offers chance to explore history

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center will be offering a variety of events in September.

Festivities are free of charge and diverse, offering something for visitors of all ages looking to have a great time at one of Clarksville’s most treasured gathering places.

A community favorite historic site, Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center is located at 120 Duncan Street.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Centerhosts a variety of free events.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Centerhosts a variety of free events.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable to hold next meeting on August 21st, 2019

 

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Civil War Roundtable announces its August 2019 program and speaker.  The meeting is always open to interested members of the public.

The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019  at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova 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. 

General George Gordon Meade

General George Gordon Meade

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold outdoor music event Fort Defiance

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – On Saturday, June 22nd, 2019, Clarksville Parks and Recreation invites you to bring a blanket, lawn chair and picnic lunch for an outdoor musical event at Fort Defiance from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Civil War reenactors will be on site as the Marlin Rood Band entertains with tunes from the 19th century.

Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy live music at Fort Defiance Civil War Park this Saturday.

Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy live music at Fort Defiance Civil War Park this Saturday.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable to hold next meeting on June 19th, 2019

 

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, June 19th at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare. 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.

Brad Butkovich will talk about "The Battle of Allatoona Pass" at the next Clarksville Civil War Roundtable meeting.

Brad Butkovich will talk about “The Battle of Allatoona Pass” at the next Clarksville Civil War Roundtable meeting.

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A Look at Memorial Day

 

U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington, D.C. – On May 5th, 1868, 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 three years after the Civil War ended.

On May 30th, it was declared that Decoration Day should be observed by Major General John A. Logan.

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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Clarksville Parks and Recreation creates summer camps, programs for youths

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department has lined up a full schedule of camps and programs for youths of all ages for this summer. Parents are reminded that registration numbers are limited for all camps, so register early.

Registration is available online at www.CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec or in person at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation office, recreation centers and pools.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation has Online registration available for a variety of activities, age groups.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation has Online registration available for a variety of activities, age groups.

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