Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event

"The Last Campaign in Tennessee"
Event Location: 
Franklin, Tennessee
When: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 5:00pm

Tennessee's Civil War history is rich and complex, with the staggering effects of total war felt in every part of the state.  The Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is sponsoring a series of symposiums from 2010 to 2015.  This year's events will be held in Franklin, TN.  All TCWSC events are FREE and open to the public!  Check out Tennessee's app featuring people, places and artifacts that tell Tennessee's Civil War story.

Menu of 2014's events:

  • November 13
    • Teaching with Primary Sources, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
      Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
      Eastern Flank Event Center, 1368 Eastern Flank Circle
      • Workshop open to K-12 educators
    • Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee, Nov 13 - 10:00 am - 2:30 pm & Nov 14 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
      Williamson County Archives, 611 Main Street
  • November 14
    • Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee, Nov 13 - 10:00 am - 2:30 pm & Nov 14 - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
      Williamson County Archives, 611 Main Street
    • Opening Ceremony, 9:00 am
      The Factory, Liberty Hall, 230 Franklin Road
      • The Signature Event takes place at The Factory, a wonderfully restored historic building, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, 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 including special presentations and remarks.
      • Posting of the Colors for the United States of America and the State of Tennessee by the Tennessee National Guard
      • Posting of the Colors for the United States of America and Sons of Confederate Veterans by 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 & 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
        • Bill Radcliffe, 13th USCT Infantry
        • Wiley Sword, historian and author
           
  • Additional sesquicentennial "ticketed" events sponsored by Franklin 150 include:
    • November 15 - A Special Evening with Alison Brown & Friends - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
      The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street
    • November 15 & 16, 150th Battle of Franklin Re-enactment
      Carnton Plantation, 1345 Eastern Flank Circle

For additional event and hotel information, visit the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial website.