Of Sword and Pen

June 5, 2013 - October 13, 2013
Address: 601 S. Gay St. Knoxville, TN 37901 Phone: (865) 215-8824
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The East Tennessee Historical Society and Museum of East Tennessee History present "Of Sword and Pen," an exhibition of rare, important documents and artifacts, recounting pivotal moments in East Tennessee Civil War history.

Read Tennessee Gov. Isham Harris' message refusing President Lincoln's call for troops.

Count the tallies from Tennessee's June 8, 1861, referendum vote on secession.

See Samuel Bell Palmer's iconic drawing of dual rallies on Gay Street in Knoxville.

Read diaries and letters telling of both Confederate and Union occupation.

See an 1864 Lincoln-Johnson campaign banner.

Enjoy the following Brown Bag lectures on Civil War topics:

July 10, Unvexed to the Sea: The Battle of Vicksburg

July 24, That Vile Serpent, Brownlow! That Vain Historian, Ramsey!

August 7, "Old Tennessee Is as Good a Country as We Want: Black Southerners in the Union Army"

August 11, Steven Speilberg, Historian? Emancipating Lincoln