In commemoration of the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Nashville, the Tennessee Historical Society and the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society are hosting "The Battle of Nashville, December 1864, The 140th Anniversary Symposium" to present new examinations of the 1864 Atlanta-Nashville campaign and the late Civil War experience in Middle Tennessee and the western theater. The symposium will take place on December 10-11, 2004, at the Nashville Public Library.
Co-sponsors include the Nashville Public Library, Metro Nashville Historical Commission, Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area/Middle Tennessee State University, and the University of Tennessee Press.
The symposium focuses on the themes of the context of the battle, the campaign and battle themselves, and their aftermath and legacy. Fifteen scholars from fourteen institutions in six states will present insights into the period and the battle. Featured speakers include James Lee McDonough and Stephen V. Ash.
Registration is $15 and participants are strongly encouraged to preregister, as space is limited. Registration includes a Friday evening reception at the Tennessee State Capitol, used as a fortification during the war, and lunch on Saturday. Please visit the website given below, for program details, list of speakers and presentations, and registration forms.
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