“The Legacy of Stones River: Why They Fought” symposium will take place on Saturday, March 20, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Murfreesboro, TN. Open to the general public, the symposium features three accomplished historians and includes a teacher in-service session. There is a $10 registration fee that includes continental breakfast. Keith Bohannon, Sam Davis Elliott, and Kenneth Noe will speak at the Rutherford County Courthouse in the morning, followed by park ranger-led programs at Stones River National Battlefield in the afternoon. Bohannon of the University of West Georgia has written extensively about the war, including essays on John Bell Hood and the Battle of Chickamauga. Elliott, an attorney in Chattanooga, is the author of the forthcoming book, Isham G. Harris of Tennessee: Confederate Governor and United States Senator. Noe is the Draughon Professor of Southern History at Auburn University. His book Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army After 1861 will be published in 2010. For more information, call 615-893-9501.
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