Category Archives: The Sesquicentennial

Tennessee and secession

The recent (Dec. 20) sesquicentennial of the 1860 secession of South Carolina recalls how the rebellion did not come so quick or so easy in Tennessee—largely because of the Unionist preference in Knoxville and environs. As Confederate widow Parthenia Leila … Continue reading

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Tennessee In The Civil War

Chattanooga from above, a good bit larger than it would have appeared to the Boy Battery’s gun crews from Lookout Mountain in 1863. Photo via the state’s new Civil War Sesquicentennial web site. Take a look. Despite its reluctance to … Continue reading

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