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.
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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.
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.
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.
This week marks the 150th anniversary of a battle that brought the front lines of the Civil War into Tennessee, to stay.
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.
150 years ago today, Tennesseans voted to secede from the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.