Post Tagged with: "Civil War"

Ban on Changing Park Names Passes Against Democrat Objections

Ban on Changing Park Names Passes Against Democrat Objections

February 25, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Legislation that would prevent the renaming or moving of war-related monuments in Tennessee passed the state House last night. The bill comes as city officials in Memphis have renamed three Confederate-themed parks.

Battle of Stones River

Battle of Stones River

December 31, 2012 at 2:09 am

When President Abraham Lincoln needed to bolster public opinion at the end of 1862, his best hope was a Civil War victory in the heart of Tennessee.

Fort Negley and the Hope of Freedom

Fort Negley and the Hope of Freedom

August 20, 2012 at 2:26 am

Listen Now: Nashville’s Fort Negley was built for war, and construction began 150 years ago this month. Union officers considered the stone fortress a show of strength and military might. Instead, the fort’s enduring story belongs to the black laborers, both slave and free, who were forced to build it.

Civil War Sesquicentennial: Nashville’s Occupation

Civil War Sesquicentennial: Nashville’s Occupation

February 23, 2012 at 2:10 am

Early in the Civil War, Union forces took military control of Nashville without firing a single shot, but it took more than a year to truly gain control of the city’s people.

Remembering the Fall of Fort Donelson

Remembering the Fall of Fort Donelson

February 13, 2012 at 2:14 am

This week marks the 150th anniversary of a battle that brought the front lines of the Civil War into Tennessee, to stay.

Veterans Surveys Collect Information for Future Historians

December 19, 2011 at 8:04 am

It’s been 36 years since the Vietnam War ended, and nearly 60 since fighting stopped in Korea. In a new pair of online surveys, Tennessee’s state library and archives is asking people who served in those wars to pull up those old memories, and the questions dig deep.

Tennessee Marks a Difficult Anniversary

June 8, 2011 at 4:55 am

150 years ago today, Tennesseans voted to secede from the United States.

St. Cecilia Celebrates Sesquicentennial

August 17, 2010 at 1:32 pm

One of Nashville’s oldest prep schools is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Local officials and former students remembered the storied past of St. Cecilia Academy at an event Tuesday.

Civil War Archiving Tour Makes Nashville Stop

July 15, 2010 at 12:40 pm

A statewide tour to digitize Civil War artifacts makes its stop in Nashville Friday. State archivists are photographing and making record of memorabilia for a new exhibit.

Confederate Son to Speak at Memorial for Unknown Civil War Soldier

October 6, 2009 at 7:03 am

The city of Franklin has organized a memorial service for a Civil War soldier whose remains were discovered over the summer at a construction site.

GM, Civil War Preservationists at Impasse on Spring Hill Battlefield

September 14, 2009 at 6:16 am

Civil War preservationists had hoped a General Motors bankruptcy would make the automaker more willing to sell its Spring Hill battlefield property at a discount. But the two sides are now at an impasse.