Tagged: tennessee

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Goober Peas

“Goober Peas” is such a well known Civil War song because its popularity continued long after the war was over. It even entered the elementary music curriculum when instilling patriotism in school children was...

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Ambrose Bierce and the Civil War

Ambrose Bierce was born in Ohio on June 24th, 1842.  He was the 10th of 13 children of Marcus Aurelius Bierce and his wife Laura.  The family moved to Warsaw, Indiana in 1848.  By...

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Tennessee’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration

Tennessee was the last state to secede from the Union, holding off until June 8th 1861, or nearly two months after the war’s first shots were fired at Fort Sumter.  Eastern Tennessee had a...

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Shores of Tennessee

Ethel Lynn Beers (1827-1879) was a poet most famous for “All Quiet Along the Potomac,” which was originally published under the title “The Picket Guard” in “Harper’s Weekly” in November of 1861, bearing the initials E.B.  Nobody...

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The Sinking and Raising of the U.S.S. Cairo

From the very beginning of the Civil War, both sides understood the importance of control of the Mississippi River.   To that end, the United States government built gunboats specifically designed for military operations in...