Sons of Confederate veterans plan memorial service

Sons of Confederate Veterans Murfreesboro Camp # 33 will hold their annual Battle of Murfreesboro memorial service at 2 p.m. on Sunday January 2nd, 2011 at the Confederate Circle in Evergreen Cemetery.
This is the final resting place of around 2,000 Confederate soldiers that were killed during the Civil War.

No CS, CSA or Upside Down US Buckles Please?

Good reenactors and living historians work hard to make sure that everything they have and do is of the proper time period. You wouldn’t want Abe Lincoln updating his Face Book page or Johnny Reb marching into battle with an AK-47. OK maybe some would on that last part.
Accuracy is the tough job facing the [...]

Editorial: Civil War observance on a shoestring budget

The Civil War might not be so tough. The real battle in Tennessee is finding the money for a proper remembrance of the 150th anniversary of that tragic conflict.
It is to the credit of this state’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission that it has done as much as it has with a very tight budget, a [...]

Western Tenn. city gets Civil War marker

A western Tennessee city has been included on a map of Civil War Trails with a new marker at the county courthouse.
The marker placed at the Dyer County Courthouse is 1 of 11 purchased by the Mississippi River Corridor in Tennessee and commemorates the 15 Confederate companies in the county.

African-American Civil War Soldiers Honored Wednesday

More than 20,000 African-American troops that fought in the Civil War were honored on Wednesday on the 146th anniversary of the Battle of Nashville.
For two days, Union and Confederate soldiers clashed on a snowy battlefield.
Among the soldiers making the ultimate sacrifice, nearly 2,000 African-American Union troops.

Private Civil War museum joins other sites in ticket deal

The Lotz House museum at the epicenter of the 1864 Battle of Franklin has joined the Carter House and Carnton Plantation in offering a $28 ticket to all three sites.
Battle of Franklin Trust President and CEO Jennifer Esler said the value admission ticket is being launched in time for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary [...]

Wamp Concerned About Moccasin Bend/Chickamauga in New Congress

At least one local project may have trouble getting funding in the new congress.
Moccasin Bend National Archeological District, the country’s newest National Park, will likely be considered an “earmark” as the house begins budget-cutting.
Congressman Zach Wamp is wrapping-up his 16 years in the congress–soon to hand the job over to Chuck Fleischmann.

Clarksville Civil War Roundtable – December meeting

The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 in our new home 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 Governors [...]

Civil War Preservation Trust Successfully Protects 84-acre Parcel on Spring Hill Battlefield

The Civil War Preservation Trust is please to announce that this week it successfully closed on the purchase of an 84-acre portion of the Spring Hill battlefield from General Motors, LLC, ensuring that the historic landscape will be protected forever.  Significant funding for the $2 million acquisition was provided by a grant from the American [...]

“Battle of Franklin Trust Forms Strategic Alliance withThe Heritage Foundation”

The Battle of Franklin Trust has formed a strategic alliance with The Heritage Foundation which hosts Dickens of a Christmas.  Fifth Third Bank presents The Carter House Annual Candlelight Tour December 11th and 12th to coincide with The Heritage Foundation’s “Dickens of a Christmas,” making this is the first time both events are held on [...]