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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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The Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is May 16th, 2012

 

The 98th Meeting

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, May 16th 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 7:00 pm and is always open to the public.  Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

The meetings topic is “The Staff and Escort of Nathan Bedford Forrest”

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Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to host Book Signing Event

 

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.”

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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Civil War Events and Programs are Planned for the Local Community

 

Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War - CW150 CommissionMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is gearing up for numerous events and commemoration activities in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area.

Over the next three months, there will be a variety of offerings, for young and old alike, to reflect, relive and learn about Clarksville and Montgomery County’s role in the Civil War.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Land Between the Lakes Offers “Fort Henry 150th Anniversary Program and Walk”

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Visit Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area to get outdoors and learn more about the American Civil War. LBL will again be offering the popular Fort Henry Anniversary Walk on Saturday, February 4th, from 12:30pm-4:00pm.

Come learn about the construction, the battle, and the legacy of Fort Henry during the event’s 150th Anniversary. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Civil War Story to Air on NPT2

 

PBS

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, will air on Nashville Public Television’s alternate channel, NPT2, on Saturday, October 22nd at 8:30pm, and Sunday, October 23rd at 4:30pm.

The program is part of the Tennessee Channel, a four-hour block of programming featuring programs about the life of our state, which broadcasts simultaneously to all six public television networks across Tennessee.

Actor Keith McCoy portrays a member of the US Colored Troops in this scene from “Crossroads of Change, Clarksville, Tennessee 1861-1865.” The video was researched, written and filmed in Montgomery County and is based on local journals and diaries of the Civil War era.

Actor Keith McCoy portrays a member of the US Colored Troops in this scene from “Crossroads of Change, Clarksville, Tennessee 1861-1865.” The video was researched, written and filmed in Montgomery County and is based on local journals and diaries of the Civil War era.

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Civil War Event Re-enactment May 9th in Linden

 

Linden TN Re-enactment Poster 2009

Linden TN Re-enactment Poster 2009

Civil War re-enactors will invade Linden, Tennessee this Saturday for the 146th anniversary of the burning of the county court house. History will come alive as the forces of the Blue and the Gray re-stage this historic moment of Perry County history.

May 9th will be a day filled with activity in Linden, Tennessee, the county seat of Perry County, as Civil War re-enactors invade to commemorate the anniversary of the burning of the County Courthouse.  The actual date it was burned was May 12, 1863, 146 years ago. The original county courthouse for Perry County was a log cabin, which was replaced by a wooden frame, 2-story structure in 1849-50.  It is this is the building which was burned by Union troops on that fateful day. «Read the rest of this article»

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Experts examine Dunbar Cave graffiti; questions asked, answered

 

Dunbar Cave seen from across Swan LakeWhen you see the amount of graffiti on the walls inside Dunbar Cave, you can’t help but feel shameful about that horrible violation to the cave.

Thousands of scribbled signatures cover the fragile walls of this living underground environment. One visitor commented, “I wonder if there was a time when each person was handed a marker as they were going into the cave?” Visitors also see little of natural stalactites or stalagmites; many of them were taken down either through vandalism or for grinding up into mineral waters.

Nathan Smith, David Britton & Ranger Adam Neblett

Nathan Smith, David Britton and Ranger Adam Neblett

A one-quarter mile length of cave on the tour shows very tiny drips of new growth on the ceilings and floors. The cave owners since 1973, the State of Tennessee, have been preserving the cave from vandalism. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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