The fifth Legacy of Stones River Symposium will take place in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Saturday, October 18, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Pathways to Freedom” will take a fresh look at wartime emancipation through the experiences of men and women who were enslaved, Union officers and soldiers, and civilians. Held at the Rutherford County Courthouse in the morning and at Stones River National Battlefield in the afternoon,the symposium is coordinated by the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area and Stones River National Battlefield.
The symposium’s speakers will be Barbara J. Fields of Columbia University, William W. Freehling of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and Robert E. Hunt of Middle Tennessee State University. Music will be provided by the Nashville Old-Time String Band. In the afternoon, re-enactors portraying members of the Thirteenth U.S. Colored Infantry will drill at Fortress Rosecrans, and a tour will be provided of the Cemetery community near Stones River National Battlefield.
Registration is $10.
Antoinette G. van Zelm
Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area
Center for Historic Preservation
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 898-5614 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://histpres.mtsu.edu/tncivwar
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