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Austin Peay State University Faculty win Duke Award for editing “The Diary of Nannie Haskins Williams”

 

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – In 1862, the author of “The American Stud Book,” a breed registry for thoroughbred horses, became one of the least popular people in Montgomery County. His name was Col. Sanders Bruce, and as an officer in the Union Army, he oversaw the military occupation of Clarksville during the Civil War.

“Well upon Christmas day Colonel Bruce with his ‘whiskey jug’ and several regiments took possession of this place and here they have been ever since,” Nannie Haskins Williams, a 16-year-old Clarksville resident, wrote in her diary a year later. “And here I am too still writing in my journal about those detestable blue coats for whom I have such a disgust.”

Civil War diary edited by Austin Peay State University faculty wins Duke award

Civil War diary edited by Austin Peay State University faculty wins Duke award

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United States Colored Troops Living History Association Hosts Annual Conference in Clarksville October 19th-21st

 

Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War - CW150 CommissionClarksville, TN – The United States Colored Troops Living History Association’s annual national meeting will be October 19th-21st in Clarksville, TN at Riverview Inn, 50 College Street.

The United States Colored Troops Living History Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and accurately interpret the history of the United States Colored Troops of the American Civil War and those that supported their efforts to abolish slavery and preserve the Union and to educate the public and promote research of the history and legacy of those who served in the Civil War. «Read the rest of this article»

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Upcoming Clarksville Civil War Events Free and Open to the Public

 

Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War - CW150 CommissionClarksville, TN – Author Tom McKenney will discuss and be available to sign his book, Jack Hinson’s One Man War at Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center on Tuesday, April 17th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Contact Fort Defiance at 931.472.3351 or www.fortdefianceclarksville.com.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center to hold book signing by author Tom McKenny on April 17th.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center to hold book signing by author Tom McKenny on April 17th.

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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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Clarksville-Montgomery County to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of Town’s Surrender to Union Naval Forces

 

Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War - CW150 CommissionMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War Sesquicentennial or CW150 Commission is preparing for the 150th anniversary of the “Surrender of Clarksville.”

To commemorate this historic event, the CW150 Commission will host a ceremony marking the date on Sunday, February 19th, 2012 at 2:00pm at Fort Defiance Civil War Park.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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