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APSU faculty edits Diary that provides glimpse of Clarksville during Civil War

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the mid-1980s, an old store ledger was found inside a local smokehouse. At first glance, it seemed like little more than trash, but then someone opened the yellowed, water-stained pages and read surreal accounts of Clarksville during the Civil War.

“Clarksville is almost depopulated,” the ledger recorded. “All the escaped soldiers have been ordered to the main army via Clarksville before the Yankees get in. I ripped the stripes off a young man’s coat over at Uncle W’m’s this evening that he might not be detected on his journey. Once I enjoyed sewing them, but now I take them off as willingly.”

Austin Peay State University professor of history Dr. Minoa Uffelman holds the Diary of Serepta Jordan. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University professor of history Dr. Minoa Uffelman holds the Diary of Serepta Jordan. (APSU)

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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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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’s next meeting is September 19th, 2018

 

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 as we continue our fourteenth year! 

The meeting is held at the Bone and 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.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable's next program will be held Wednesday, September 19th.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next program will be held Wednesday, September 19th.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is April 18th, 2018

 

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 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.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable's next program will be held Wednesday, April 18th.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next program will be held Wednesday, April 18th.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is September 20th, 2017

 

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 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.

Topic – “General Charles Ferguson Smith: Teacher of Civil War Generals”

General Charles Ferguson Smith

General Charles Ferguson Smith

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Documentaries Exploring Clarksville’s Past, Present, and Future to be shown at Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council and Roxy Regional Theatre will present during the month of September a series of six videos exploring people and events from Clarksville’s past, present and future.

The series will take place in the Roxy theatre on Sundays and Tuesdays and was made possible by a placemaking grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The showings are free and open to the public.

The videos run about 30 minutes and community members are encouraged to join in the discussion afterward exploring Clarksville’s unique character and how to maintain and enhance a strong sense of place in its citizens.

Documentary on the 1863-1890 diary of Clarksvillian Nannie Haskins Williams will be held Sunday, September 4th.

Documentary on the 1863-1890 diary of Clarksvillian Nannie Haskins Williams will be held Sunday, September 4th.

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The Freed Slaves of Montgomery County

 

Clarksville Tennessee HistoryClarksville, TN – Every human being has worth and deserves dignity. “Everyone matters” is an incredibly powerful humanitarian ideal, and one upon which the United States seems to continually both build and define. We hear the whispers of this ideal within the words of the Declaration of Independence.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The generation of Americans which fought to free us from the tyranny of Europe in the late 18th Century probably could not have grasped how these words, and the spirit of the ideal they reflect would be used by subsequent generations to form the nation we live within today.

Unknown Slave Women and children

Unknown Slave Women and children

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is November 19th, 2014

 

Our 127th meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, November 19th, 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.

Topic: “Fort Donelson: One Soldier’s Story”

Battle of Fort Donelson

Battle of Fort Donelson

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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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