2014: The Last Campaign in Tennessee

Nov 13 - Nov 14, 2014

Registration is now open for Tennessee’s 2014 Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event which remembers the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin. Titled “The Last Campaign in Tennessee,” the commemoration will take place on November 13-14, 2014 in Franklin and surrounding historic sites.

The event will feature educational symposiums, book signings, a Sesquicentennial Civil War exhibit offering rare and unique artifacts from the Battle of Franklin, musical presentations and living history demonstrations, Confederate and Union.

To register for the 2014 Signature Event, email tn.civilwar150@tn.gov or call the registration line at 615-532-7520.

All Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission sponsored events are free and open to the public.

The Signature Event is jointly sponsored by the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, Tennessee Historical Society, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Franklin150.

For more information regarding 150th Battle of Franklin events visit http://www.franklin150.com .

2014 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial 
Signature Event

November 13, 2014
Teaching with Primary Sources - MTSU
Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
Location:  Eastern Flank Event Center
                1368 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin
Workshop open to K-12 educators. Sponsored by MTSU Center for Historic Preservation and the Tennessee State Library and Archives.  To register contact Kira Duke at kduke@mtsu.edu.

November 13-14, 2014
Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee
November 13: 10 am - 2:30 pm; November 14: 9 am - 1 pm
Location:  Williamson County Archives
                 611 Main Street, Franklin
Every family has a story. Share yours. Looking Back: the Civil War in Tennessee provides Tennesseans the opportunity to have their Civil War manuscripts, artifacts and photographs digitially copied in locations convenient to their homes. The Tennessee State Library and Archives will digitally preserve photos and memorabilia to create a permanent, public archive online at http://www.tn.gov/tsla/cwtn/. Attendees are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Tennessee Library at Archives staff, however walk-ins are welcome. Sponsored by the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum.

November 14, 2014
Opening Ceremony
Location: The Factory, Liberty Hall
                230 Franklin Road, Franklin
The Signature Event takes place at The Factory, a wonderfully restored historic building that serves as a community center for Franklin and the surrounding area. The event will begin with music from the New Hope Academy Choir, a Pre-K to 6th grade children's choir known for their inspiring musical performance.

Susan H. Whitaker, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development will kick-off the official Opening Ceremony which will include special presentations and remarks.

Posting of the Colors for the United States of America and the State of Tennessee
Tennessee National Guard

Posting of the Colors for the United States of America and Sons of Confederate Veterans
Company A, 13th United States Colored Troops
Sons of Confederate Veterans

Governor Bill Haslam, State of Tennessee (invited)
Dr. Carroll Van West, Tennessee State Historian
O. Jim Lighthizer, President, Civil War Trust (invited)
Eric Jacobson, CEO and historian, Battle of Franklin Trust

Afternoon sessions include discussions by Civil War experts on The Last Campaign in Tennessee.

Damian Shiels, Irish historian and author
Dr. Carroll Van West, Tennessee State Historian
Dr. Shanna Jackson, Dean, Extended Services and Williamson Campus, Columbia State Community College
Dr. Chris Losson, author
Dr. James McDonough, historian and author
Nicole Moore, public historian
Bill Radcliffe, 13th USCT Infantry
Wiley Sword, historian and author

Additional sesquicentennial "ticketed" events sponsored by Franklin 150 include:

November 14, 2014
A Special Evening with Alison Browns & Friends
Location: The Franklin Theatre
                419 Main Street, Franklin
The special concert is sponsored by Franklin 150 www.franklin150.com.

November 15-16, 2014
150th Battle of Franklin Re-enactment
Location:  Carnton Plantation
                1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin
Make plans to stay in Franklin and enjoy a re-enactment of the Battle of Franklin at Carnton Plantation www.franklin150.com.

 

Seating for the 2014 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event is limited, please register at tn.civilwar150@tn.gov or call the registration line at 615-532-7520.