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Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Today, visitors can see one of the nation’s last remaining earthen forts built by 200 enslaved men while exploring this most immersive destination –– Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

Located on a bluff 200 feet above the confluence of the Red River and Cumberland River in Clarksville, Tennessee, this site overlooking downtown Clarksville in the community of New Providence has been a hub of activity for more than two centuries.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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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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151st Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville to be commemorated at Fort Defiance Interpretive Center February 16th and 17th

 

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a living history weekend to commemorate the 151st anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville, Saturday, February 16th from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday, February 17th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Come see uniformed Civil War re-enactors from the 50th Tennessee Reenactment Group who will provide living history and musket firing demonstrations.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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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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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’s Civil War Story to Air on NPT2

 

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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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