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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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Maryville College Students Visit APSU to Learn About the Civil War

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – On a cold afternoon earlier this month, a van drove through the melting snow in Clarksville and stopped at Austin Peay State University. A group of Maryville College students, bundled in jackets, quickly got out and went into the Morgan University Center. They’d spent much of the morning outside at Fort Donelson, and they were looking forward to a few hours in the warm indoors, learning about one of this city’s famous historical figures – Nannie Haskins Williams.

“Nannie is an important figure because she started keeping a diary when she was 16 years old in Clarksville, a year after Fort Donelson fell,” Dr. Minoa Uffelman, associate professor of history at APSU, said. “She kept it through the Civil War and after.” «Read the rest of this article»

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