Tag Archives: Tennessee

A Civil War Hero’s Tennessee Ties

ECW welcomes back guest author Gregory L. Wade The career of General Douglas McArthur is well known, especially for those of the World War II generation.  But few know of the amazing Civil War connections this iconic family has with … Continue reading

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Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet in Chattanooga, Part III

ECW welcomes back guest author Ed Lowe Read the series General Braxton Bragg, commander of the Army of Tennessee, elected to make a significant organizational change in his army, especially after the failed effort at the battle of Wauhatchie.  That … Continue reading

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Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet in Chattanooga, Part I

ECW welcomes guest author Ed Lowe The Confederate victory at Chickamauga, Georgia, in September 1863 offered up a further opportunity for General Braxton’s Bragg Army of Tennessee to finish off Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans’s Army of the Cumberland. Lt. Gen. … Continue reading

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Recruiting the Regiment: The First Missouri Confederate Infantry Regiment

For Missouri Volunteer Militiaman and U.S. Army veteran John S. Bowen, it was a tumultuous early summer of 1861. On May 10, he and approximately 600 Missouri militia had been captured by Capt. Nathaniel Lyon’s Federal troops in St. Louis … Continue reading

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Space, “Western Theater” not the Final Frontier

(Editor’s Note: The ECW YouTube page will feature videos from Phill’s trip over the next few weeks, kicked off by this discussion, which is also available as an ECW Podcast.) Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a few battlefields … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Tennessee Battlefields Receive Grants For Preservation

Exciting preservation news appeared in the Nashville press early this week. Part of a $900,000 grand has been awarded to Civil War sites in Tennessee for battlefield preservation. In total, the grant will fund the opportunities to save approximately 111 … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Tennessee and Virginia Battlefields Receive Major Preservation Grants

Over the past few weeks, seven battlefields in Tennessee and Virginia received major preservation grants through national, state, and private funding programs. Between the two states, nearly $3 million is being dedicated to preserve and protect threatened land. This is … Continue reading

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Civil War Trails: Greeneville Tennessee

When was the last time you visited eastern Tennessee? Well, we may have a reason for you to visit again very soon. Greeneville, is nestled in to the hills of East Tennessee, just a few miles from the mountainous North … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 1/28-2/3/18

Did you know that Tennessee ranks second on the state list for most Civil War battles? (Virginia was #1, in case you’re wondering.) So…which battle or campaign in Tennessee do you think was most important? Why?

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Preservation News: Historic Preservation a Focus for Tennessee in 2019

Tennessee has made it clear to its citizens and to the country – historic preservation is a priority for 2019. In Franklin, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County made it public that they support the creation of a statewide tax … Continue reading

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