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Battle of Fort Sanders re-enactment planned
Published 10/04/2013 at 4 a.m.
Civil war re-enacters pledge to fulfill 'higher purpose' with 4-day history event.
Fred Brown: Coal Creek Miner's Museum to preserve community's cultural history
Published 09/08/2013 at 2 a.m.
Last month, the Anderson County Commission, backed by support from the Lake City mayor and City Council, rendered a historic vote.
September 1863: The Union reclaims Knoxville
Published 08/31/2013 at 3 p.m.
Military maneuvering in the Confederate army left Knoxville wide open for the Union to reclaim it in September 1863, 150 years ago this week.
Moving the past to the future: Relics of Civil War documented
Published 08/15/2013 at 9:56 p.m.
Think of it as the Tennessee Civil War Antiques Roadshow, complete with experts and surprises that just walk through the door.
Teddy Roosevelt look-alike contest slated
Published 08/14/2013 at 7:52 p.m.
It’s time to pamper and perfect your “Bull Moose” mustache. And don’t neglect the wardrobe or that touch of bravado. Points are on the line.
Bell taken from Old No. 154 engine
Published 08/02/2013 at 6:15 p.m.
Old No. 154 has lost is sassy, brassy bronze sound. Southern Engine 154, built in 1890, once owned by the City of Knoxville and displayed at Chilhowee Park, was victimized by thieves recently.
July 1863: Independence Day battles in Vicksburg, Gettysburg were blows to Confederacy's cause
Published 06/30/2013 at 1:31 p.m.
July 4, 1863, was not joyful in Knoxville, even though it was a day to celebrate the nation’s independence.
Fred Brown: Normandy veterans' eyes reflect acknowledgement of heroes
Published 06/09/2013 at 3 a.m.
I began to notice the look in their eyes on my last trip to Normandy, France. It was more than a tear. It was a look of sadness, of something far away that held them, as if they were nailed ...
James Agee lost manuscript becomes new book
Published 06/07/2013 at 4 a.m.
Covered in poverty and cloaked by hopelessness, sharecrop cotton farmers in Alabama were discovered by a Knoxville poet-journalist in the summer of 1936. It was life-altering, and neither the journalist nor the wraithlike people of forlorn cotton fields were ever ...
Guard of honor: Knoxville man served as sentinel at Tomb of Unknown Soldier
Published 05/26/2013 at 5:15 p.m.
It takes a rare breed to make it to The Old Guard — and to stay. Brian Murphy is one who did and spent a year guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
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