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Fort Donelson National Battlefield Closed Thursday Following Winter Storm

 

US National Park ServiceDover, TN – Fort Donelson National Battlefield is closed today, Thursday, February 18th, 2021.

A winter storm Wednesday night into Thursday morning brought an additional several inches of snow, resulting in hazardous road conditions throughout the region.

This closure is for the units of the Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Stewart County, Tennessee, and the Fort Heiman Unit in Calloway County, Kentucky.

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Fort Donelson National Battlefield to Open Access Today

 

US National Park ServiceDover, TN – Fort Donelson National Battlefield will re-open visitor access at 10:00am, Wednesday, February 17th, 2021.

The main roads and areas of Fort Donelson have been plowed following two back-to-back winter storms. As the Fort Donelson staff continue snow removal efforts, side roads, loops, overlooks and parking areas will reopen once accessible.

Visitors to the park should use caution when both walking and driving as slick spots may be present or develop as the day goes on. Park staff will be monitoring conditions throughout the day.

Fort Donelson staff clearing the roads of snow.

Fort Donelson staff clearing the roads of snow.

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Fort Donelson National Battlefield Closed Tuesday Following Winter Storm

 

US National Park ServiceDover, TN – Fort Donelson National Battlefield is closed today, Tuesday, February 16th, 2021.

A winter storm Monday night thru yesterday brought snow and sleet, resulting in hazardous road conditions throughout the region.

This closure is for the units of the Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Stewart County, Tennessee, and the Fort Heiman Unit in Calloway County, Kentucky. 

Regional officials are discouraging travel at this time. 

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Lamar Alexander says Tennessee to Receive Significant Funding This Year from Great American Outdoors Act

 

U.S. SenateNashville, TN – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said “Tennessee will receive significant funding this year from the Great American Outdoors Act” – legislation the senator sponsored and the president signed into law that will cut in half maintenance backlog in our national parks, national forests and other public lands.

The new law also fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) permanently, a goal of Congress since 1964.  

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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African American History Program to be held at Fort Donelson on February 22nd

 

US National Park ServiceDover, TN – On February 22nd, 2020, there will be an African American History Program at Fort Donelson featuring a discussion of local families involved in United States Colored Troops and a historic weapons firing.

The lecture by Dr Nancy Dawson will be held at the Stewart County Visitor Center at 11:00am.

The 19th Century Historic Weapon Firing by Chief Joe Shakeenab; Retired Special Forces, Yasmine Chew, Aaliyah McShan, Keshawn Wilkerson and Markeeta Oldham Wilkerson will be held at the Fort Donelson Battlefield at 2:00pm.

Volunteers Salute United States Colored Soldiers, featuring Chief Joe Shakeenab, Retired Special Forces (Far Right)

Volunteers Salute United States Colored Soldiers, featuring Chief Joe Shakeenab, Retired Special Forces (Far Right)

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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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Happy Thanksgiving from Marsha Blackburn

 

Written by Marsha Blackburn
7th District of Tennessee

U.S. CongressWashington, D.C. – On the fourth Thursday of every November, Americans give thanks for many things—but mostly food, family and friendship. This year, I want to personally recognize each of my district’s 19 counties for their individual characteristics, notable citizens, and generous businesses. Thank you, Seventh District. You are wonderful constituents.

If you’re a military veteran in Benton County, you know George Hargrove as the head of all things veteran. Active with the Chamber of Commerce and Benton County Veterans Memorial in Camden, he is a faithful and passionate advocate for our war heroes. Thank you, George, for your leadership and encouragement. You make middle-Tennessee a better place to work and live.

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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APSU History Students conduct staff ride to historic Fort Donelson Civil War battlefield

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – If you can picture a nation as a living body with cities serving as vital organs and transportation paths such as roads, railways and rivers filling the roles of the arteries that provide life-sustaining blood to those major settlements, then it becomes easy to understand the significance of the Battle of Fort Donelson during the American Civil War.

Waged between February 11th-16th, 1862, the Union’s capture of the Confederate fort near the Tennessee-Kentucky border accomplished a number of important tasks for its army.

Austin Peay Students on a tour at Fort Donelson.

Austin Peay Students on a tour at Fort Donelson.

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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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