HISTORIC FRANKLIN, TENN. INVITES THE WORLD TO EXPERIENCE “THE LAST CAMPAIGN IN TENNESSEE”
2014 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event to be held Nov. 13-16…

Jun 16, 2014
CIVIL WAR GROUPS ADD TWO MORE ACRES ADJACENT TO CARTER HOUSE
Franklin’s Charge, Inc. and the Battle of Franklin Trust have announced a purchase agreement to acquire more than two additional acres across the street, adjacent to the Carter House, ground that was originally the Carter family garden on Columbia Pike.…

Jun 16, 2014
SLAVE DWELLING PROJECT COMES TO TENNESSEE
Historic preservationist Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, will pay his first visit to Tennessee with a presentation, lecture and overnight stay May 22 at the historic Clover Bottom Mansion.…

May 23, 2014
WALKING TOURS OF FRANKLIN BATTLEFIELD ANNOUNCED
The Battle of Franklin Trust will offer comprehensive walking tours of the Franklin battlefield 11 a.m. every Tuesday through Friday starting May 20, originating from The Carter House. Tours will last approximately 90 minutes.…

May 23, 2014
TOUR OF HOMES COMMEMORATES BATTLE OF FRANKLIN
The 39th annual Town & Country Tour of Homes will take place 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 7-8 in various places around Franklin. …

May 23, 2014
THE HERMITAGE TO PARTNER WITH MONTICELLO FOR BEYOND THE MANSION 2.0 PROJECT
Thanks to a $300,000, three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), 30 years of archaeological research at The Hermitage, Home of Andrew Jackson, will be digitized and made available online to scholars and the general public…

May 23, 2014
EASTERN FLANK BATTLEFIELD PARK DEDICATION SET FOR APRIL 3
Nearly a decade after Civil War preservationists rallied to acquire a former golf course on the Eastern Flank of the Battle of Franklin, the community is set to dedicate its first fully interpreted battlefield park. State and local officials will…

Apr 28, 2014
LEADERSHIP FRANKLIN GROUP RELEASES DRIVING TOUR APP FOR BATTLE OF FRANKLIN
Local Celebrities Sheryl Crow and Rodney Atkins portray historic characters…

Apr 28, 2014
TENNESSEE’S WELCOME CENTER CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT NOW OPEN IN DYERSBURG
The unveiling of a permanent Tennessee Civil War exhibit took place 11 a.m. April 11 at the I-155 Welcome Center located at the eastbound mile marker 8.7 in Dyersburg.…

Apr 28, 2014
ANDREW JACKSON’S 247TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED AT THE HERMITAGE
In commemoration of Andrew Jackson’s 247th birthday, an all-day celebration will take place beginning at 9:30 a.m. March 15 at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage.…

Apr 28, 2014
THE HERMITAGE UNDERGOES EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR RENOVATIONS
The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, is undergoing renovations to the exterior and interior portions of the mansion with a completion date of March 11. …

Apr 28, 2014
LOTZ HOUSE LAUNCHES PRIVATE TOURS OF THE CELLAR
In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin Franklin Tennessee’s Lotz House Executive Director J.T. Thompson announced the Civil War house museum will open its cellar for private tours the third Saturday of each month from March…

Jan 30, 2014
KNOXVILLE TO COMMEMORATE SESQUICENTENNIAL DURING FORT DICKERSON CIVIL WAR WEEKEND
The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable and the City of Knoxville will celebrate the Civil War Sesquicentennial as they present the KCWRT’s signature event Fort Dickerson Civil War Weekend, at Fort Dickerson Park Nov. 9 - 10, 2013. Join with historians, authors…

Nov 7, 2013
“SAM DAVIS, A HERO REMEMBERED” COMMEMORATION NOV. 22-24 AT THE SAM DAVIS HOME
“Sam Davis, a Hero Remembered” will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the capture, trial and execution of Sam Davis Nov. 22-24 at the Sam Davis home. Sam Davis, a Smyrna native, was a member of the Coleman Scouts, a Confederate unit,…

Oct 25, 2013
CIVIL WAR TRUST ANNOUNCES PRESERVATION VICTORIES DURING TENNESSEE SESQUICENTENNIAL SIGNATURE EVENT
Organization announces completion of $1.4 million campaign to save land at Chickamauga and Chattanooga NMP, thanks Tennessee for creation of new grants program for battlefield preservation As part of the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission’s annual signature event in downtown…

Oct 14, 2013
CIVIL WAR MUSIC HISTORIAN TO PERFORM FREE CONCERT DURING 2013 TENNESSEE CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL SIGNATURE EVENT
Bobby Horton, Civil War music historian and performer, will present a concert of mid-19th century music 7 – 8:45 p.m., Friday, October 11 at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The concert will explore the music of both North and South and…

Oct 9, 2013
TENNESSEE CIVIL WAR 150th LICENSE PLATES NOW AVAILABLE
Specialty License Plate to Benefit Battlefield Preservation The Tennessee Civil War 150thlicense plate is now available at County Clerk’s offices across the state. The Civil War 150th Battlefield preservation plate includes the official Tennessee Sesquicentennial logo. The Tennessee Civil…

Oct 9, 2013
DIGITALLY PRESERVE CIVIL WAR MEMORABILIA AT 2013 TENNESSEE CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL SIGNATURE EVENT
Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee Project Seeks Tennessee-Related Items The Tennessee State Library and Archives continues the successful Looking Back project at the Chattanooga Convention Center. This event is a rare opportunity for all Tennessee citizens and visitors…

Oct 9, 2013
Battle of Franklin Trusts’ Robert Hicks to Write New York Times Editorial
Battle of Franklin Trust board member and New York Times bestselling author Robert Hicks has been tapped by The New York Times to write an editorial on “Why the Civil War Matters” for the July 3 edition commemorating the 150th…

Jul 3, 2013
Legacy Book Series Tennessee in the Civil War Volumes 1-6 Now Available
The Civil War marked every county in Tennessee, battles raged from Bluff City to the bluffs of Memphis and occupying armies enforced martial law on local citizens. The Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission partnered with the Tennessee Historical Society with support…

Jul 3, 2013
Chattanooga Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of Civil War with 10,000+ Soldier Reenactment & Special Events
Throughout 2013, Chattanooga is commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Campaign for Chattanooga battles with a variety of special events, including the largest reenactment in the western theater for the Anniversary with over 10,000+ Re-enactors, an outdoor patriotic concert and…

Jun 13, 2013
Tennessee Tourism Announces the 2013 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event
“Occupation and Liberation” Commemorates the 150th of the Battles for Chattanooga Registration is now open for Tennessee’s 2013 Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event which remembers the 150th anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga. Titled “Occupation and Liberation,” the commemoration will take…

May 16, 2013
Tennessee Civil War 150th License Plate Now Free
Specialty license plate to benefit battlefield preservation and the Tennessee Civil War Trails. The Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association has announced for those who want an Official Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial license plate, the specialty fee of $35 has been waived.…

Apr 4, 2013
Thompson's Station to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of Civil War Battle With Living History Event
THOMPSON’S STATION, Tenn. - Homestead Manor, the antebellum estate in Thompson’s Station, will relive its fateful past 9 a.m. -7 p.m. March 9 as reenactors and historians from throughout the region assemble to commemorate the Civil War battle that occurred…

Mar 6, 2013
Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Announces the 2013 Signature Event
“Occupation and Liberation” Commemorates the 150thAnniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission announces the 2013 Signature Event “Occupation and Liberation” to take place Oct. 9-12, 2013 at the Chattanooga Convention Center…

Mar 6, 2013
Library & Archives Seeks Tennessee-Related Civil War Items
The Tennessee State Library and Archives continues the successful Looking Back at the Civil War project in 2013. The events provide a rare opportunity for all Tennesseans with Civil War manuscripts, artifacts and photographs to have their items digitally preserved…

Feb 4, 2013
Civil War Reenactments at Hohenwalk April 19-21
Civil War re-enactors will settle in Hohenwald on the Lewis County Courthouse lawn from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 19-21 for a living history event. Click the headline to read more... …

Jan 23, 2013
Civil War Fashion Show Presented in Hohenwald
A Civil War era fashion show will be held at 7 p.m. March 4 at the Strand Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Presented by the Confederate Belles of Tennessee, models will be wearing ensembles complete…

Jan 23, 2013
Stones River National battlefield Commemorates 150th Anniversary With Ranger-Led Programs
Stones River National Battlefield park rangers and volunteers will present a variety of programs to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River. From Dec. 31, 1862 to Jan. 2, 1863, more than 81,000 soldiers struggled for control…

Dec 11, 2012
State Archivists to Visit Pulaski Dec. 7 in Search of Civil War Memorabilia
Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the TennesseeStateMuseum will be in Pulaski Dec. 7 to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for a new exhibit. Archivists will be at the American Legion Post #60,…

Nov 27, 2012
150th Battle of Parker's Crossroads Nov. 3-4
The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Parker’s Crossroads will be commemorated Nov. 3-4 with reenactments and living history demonstrations depicting the Dec. 1862 West Tennessee battle.…

Nov 1, 2012
148th Anniversary Battle of Johnsonville Living History Weekend Nov. 3- 4
Johnsonville State Historic Park will commemorate the 148th anniversary of the Battle of Johnsonville Nov. 3-4 as part of a living history weekend. …

Oct 25, 2012
Symposium Commemorates 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Stones River
Stones River National Battlefield will kick-off the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River with The Legacy of Stones River: Why the Battle Matters 150 Years Later, Friday and Saturday,Oct. 26-27, 2012. This symposium will reexamine…

Oct 25, 2012
Haslam Announces Grant for Parker's Crossroads Trail Project
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today announced a $330,831 grant to complete the Battle of Parker’s Crossroads Trail Project. The grant funds Phase II of the project, which will complete the Battle of…

Jul 13, 2012
World-Renowned Civil War Historian Ed Bearss To Speak At Middle Tennessee Civil War Round Table
The Murfreesboro Civil War Round Table will host world-renowned historian Ed Bearss at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 17 at the Rutherford County Courthouse. Mr. Bearss will share his insights on the July 13, 1862 raid by Confederate General Nathan Bedford…

Jul 13, 2012
150th Anniversary of Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid
Visit the Stones River National Battlefield and Oaklands Mansion on July 21 and 22 as they commemorate the 150th anniversary of Forrest's Murfreesboro Raid. …

Jul 6, 2012
National Geographic Names Two Tennessee National Military Parks Top U.S. Civil War Sites
National Geographic released its top ten best U.S. Civil War sites, naming Shiloh National Military park No. 3 followed by Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park at No. 9.…

Apr 23, 2012
Tennessee Civil War 150 App 1for iPhone Brings History to Life for Travelers
The Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development launched Tennessee's first statewide Civil War mobile application for Apple devices as a part of the 2012 Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event commemorating the Battle of Shiloh.…

Apr 18, 2012
Nationa lpark Service Premieres New Shiloh Film on 150th Anniversary
The premiere of Shiloh: Fiery Trial will take place at 7 p.m. April 4 at the Pickwick Landing State Park. The public is invited to attend this red carpet event for the first showing of this new National Park Service…

Mar 22, 2012
Tennessee's Sesquicentennial Civil War Signature Event Comes to Life for Teachers and Students
Tennessee's 2012 Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event, Invasions by Rail and River: The Battle of Shiloh is featuring a special one-day workshop for educators entitled "Teaching with Primary Sources Across Tennessee." The workshop, open to all K-12 educators, will take…

Mar 14, 2012
Digitally Preserve Civil War Memorabilia at the 2012 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial EventIGNATURE EVENT
The Looking Back: The Civil War In Tennessee Project Seeks Tennessee-Related Items From Civil War. The Tennessee State Library and Archives continues the successful Looking Back project on April 4 at Pickwick Landing State Park. This event is a rare…

Mar 8, 2012
Deadline Approaches to Order Official Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial License Plate
The Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association announces the final push for Tennesseans to sign up for the new official Tennessee Civil War 150th Anniversary license plate. The TCWPA, a non-profit partnering organization with the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission,…

Mar 8, 2012
Shiloh National Military Park Commemorates 150th 2012 Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event
Tennessee's Sesquicentennial Commission announces the state's third annual Sesquicentennial Signature Event April 4 and 5 during the 150th commemoration of the Battle of Shiloh. The two day event will take place at Pickwick Landing State Park and Shiloh National Military…

Sep 20, 2011
Tennessee Civil War Events
Tennessee official state sanctioned Sesquicentennial Events sponsored by the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area includes a series of major signature conferences on battles, events, and stories of the Civil War. These…

Sep 9, 2011
Tennessee Civil War Trails Program Awarded $818,880 Federal Enhancement Grant
The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development was awarded a Federal Enhancement Grant of $818,880 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation to be used to expand the Tennessee Civil War Trails program. Transportation Commissioner John Schroer made the presentation to Tourism…

Sep 9, 2011
Tennessee 2011 Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event Draws a Crowd
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the state's second Sesquicentennial Signature Event took place Sept. 6 and 7 at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. The theme for the event was "Civil War in the Borderland."…

Sep 7, 2011
Cheatham County to Dedicate Civil War Trail Marker
The dedication ceremony of the Cheatham County Civil War trail marker will take place at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at the South Cheatham Library.…

Aug 12, 2011
Tennessee's 2011 Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event Announced
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, Tennessee's Sesquicentennial Commission announces the state's second Sesquicentennial Signature Event, taking place Sept. 6 and 7 at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. The theme for the…

Aug 12, 2011
Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Events
Tennessee official state sanctioned Sesquicentennial Events sponsored by the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area includes a series of major signature conferences on battles, events, and stories of the Civil War. …

Aug 12, 2011
Preservation Project for Civil War Artifacts Offered Statewide
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee State Library and Archives is offering citizens the opportunity to participate in a statewide preservation project for historical Civil War artifacts and photographs called "Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee."…

Apr 28, 2011
Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Announces Official Civil War License Plate
NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is pleased to announce the new official Tennessee Civil War 150th Anniversary License Plate. The plate is sponsored by the non-profit partnering organization, Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association.…

Nov 19, 2010
Tennessee's Inaugural Sesquicentennial Signature Event Draws a Crowd
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -The Inaugural Sesquicentennial Signature Event, held Nov. 12 and 13, was a huge success with nearly 9,000 attendees on both days. Governor Phil Bredesen kicked off the event which was hosted by Tennessee's Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.…

Nov 19, 2010
Special Book Signing Set as Part of Tennessee's Inaugural Sesquicentennial Event
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, Tennessee's Sesquicentennial Commission announces the state's Inaugural Sesquicentennial Signature Event Nov. 12 and 13. A book signing will take place on Nov. 13 featuring notable authors…

Nov 19, 2010
Tennessee's Inaugural Sesquicentennial Signature Event Kicks Off Nov. 12
The Inaugural Sesquicentennial Signature Event will begin 10 a.m. CST Nov. 12 at TPAC's Jackson Hall. Governor Phil Bredesen will kick off the event along with special remarks by Trace Adkins and a performance by the Fisk Jubilee Singers.…

Nov 19, 2010
Interpretive Workshops to Be Offered at Civil War Sesquicentennial Event
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As part of the two day Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature kick-off event, the following interpretive workshops are being sponsored by Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Middle Tennessee State University Center for Historic Preservation. The…

Nov 19, 2010
Tullahoma Unveils Civil war Markers
TULLAHOMA, Tenn. — The first Civil War Trail Marker for Coffee County was placed in the Maplewood Confederate Cemetery in Tullahoma Wed., Nov. 3. Mayor Troy Bisby and Louis Baltz, III from the city of Tullahoma joined Commissioner Susan Whitaker…

Nov 8, 2010
Civil War Trail in Greene County
Greene County is home to six Civil War sites listed in the Tennessee Civil War Trails program.…

Apr 12, 2010
Tennessee's Civil War Trail Leads to Wilson County
Wilson County is inviting visitors to get to know its legacies and landmarks from a nation divided on the Tennessee Civil War Trail.…

Apr 12, 2010
Tennessee Civil War Trails Program - Chattanooga Locations
Twelve Chattanooga locations, in addition to eight federal Civil War sites are listed. To view in detail, click the link above or download the PDF.…

Jan 27, 2010
Tourism Officials Announce Tennessee Civil War Trails Program, Unveil 1 of 12 Chattanooga Sites
State tourism officials will present the list of 12 trail sign sites and unveil the first marker. To view in detail, click the link above or download the PDF.…

Jan 27, 2010
Battle of Franklin Trust Announces Joint Admission Ticket for The Carter House and Carnton Plantation
January 25, 2010---Battle of Franklin Trust Chairman Marianne Schroer announced today the Trust has developed a commemorative joint admission ticket which is now available for both The Carter House and Carnton Plantation.…

Jan 25, 2010
First Civil War Trail Marker in Southeast Tennessee Unveiled at Niota Depot
The Niota train depot will be the first site in Southeast Tennessee to receive a Civil War trail marker. The unveiling will take place at 11 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 1 at the Niota Depot.…

Apr 1, 2009
Program Unveils Its First Historic Marker
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development is pleased toannounce that the Franklin Gateway Marker is the first in the ground for Tennessee'sCivil War Trails program. The ceremony to unveil and install the marker was held at 9a.m.…

Sep 17, 2008
Governor Bredesen Announces Enhancement Grant for Civil War Trails
Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that the state will provide anenhancement grant in the amount of $537,240 to assist with the Tennessee Civil WarTrails program, operated by the Tennessee Department of Tourism.…

Nov 9, 2006