The fourth Legacy of Stones River Symposium will be held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Saturday, March 31, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Remembering the Civil War” will address battlefield preservation and Civil War commemoration during the 80th anniversary year of the establishment of Stones River National Battlefield.
The symposium will consist of scholarly talks and living-history programs. Morning sessions at the Rutherford County Courthouse will feature presentations by William A. Blair of the Pennsylvania State University, Karen L. Cox of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Miranda L. Fraley of the Tennessee State Museum, and Jim B. Lewis of Stones River National Battlefield. Afternoon activities at Stones River National Battlefield will include Hallowed Ground tours of the National Cemetery, walks to the Hazen Brigade Monument (the nation’s oldest intact Civil War memorial), and rousing music by the Olde Towne Brass Band of Huntsville, Ala.
Sponsors of “Remembering the Civil War” are the National Park Service, Eastern National, the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University, the Department of History at Middle Tennessee State University, Teaching American History: Discover TAHO! (Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools), and the Friends of Stones River National Battlefield, Inc.
Registration is $10, and registration brochures are available on the Web at http://histpres.mtsu.edu/tncivwar or http://www.nps.gov/stri. You may also call (615) 893-9501.
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