Knoxville’s McClung Museum

Nothing remains of the original Fort Sanders and, as you can tell from the one surviving photo, most of the drawings and illustrations of the time and later are fanciful. But the University of Tennessee’s museum has amassed some other pertinent materials:

“Original 1863 copies of Harper’s Weekly and the New York Herald demonstrate how events in East Tennessee commanded front page coverage. Original artifacts, both family heirlooms and archaeologically excavated items, illustrate key elements of this historically significant time and place.”

The museum is worth a visit, if only via the Web.

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About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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