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.Read more ›
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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›