As a commemoration of the 145th anniversary of the Battle of Nashville, the Tennessee Historical Society is hosting a symposium on November 21, 2009, to present new examinations, as well as assessments of past historiography, of the 1864 Atlanta-Nashville campaign of the Civil War.
The symposium will be organized into sessions around the themes of the context of the campaign, the Battle of Nashville, and their aftermath and legacy. Prospective topics include but are not limited to:
ƒ³ the progress of the war in 1864
ƒ³ the occupation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee
ƒ³ strategy and tactics
ƒ³ soldiers and their units
ƒ³ battle leaders
ƒ³ USCT and contrabands
ƒ³ fate of the Army of Tennessee
ƒ³ remembrance and commemoration
ƒ³ preservation efforts and issues
The Tennessee Historical Society will consider the papers presented at the symposium for publication in a special issue of the Tennessee Historical Quarterly in 2010.
Proposals are welcomed from academic, public, and private historians and from students. Please submit an abstract no longer than 250 words and c.v. or resume with complete contact information, including mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Presentations should conform to a twenty-minute format.
Tennessee Historical Society
War Memorial Building
Nashville, TN 37243-0084
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