Civil War: An important key to victory

July 29, 2007, Mike West, The Murfreesboro Post Modern electronic communications was an important tool that helped the United States win the Civil War. “Come to the key” was a message Union commanders received with increasing frequency. Modern electronic communications was an important tool that helped the United States win…

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Where was the ‘burned Cowan house?’

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Mike West, Managing Editor, May 6, 2007 Those familiar with the “literature” and reports about the Battle of Stones River have encountered the Cowan House countless times. Often in official reports of both the Union and Confederate armies it is referred to as the…

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Legacy of Stones River: Occupation and the Home Front in Tennessee Symposium

The Legacy of Stones River:  Occupation and the Home Front in Tennessee, A Symposium in Murfreesboro, TN October 22, 2005 Summaries of Speakers’ Presentations Jim Lewis “Showing Their Ill Nature: The Military Occupation of Murfreesboro, 1863-1865” Mr. Lewis focused on the changing nature of the Union’s occupation of Murfreesboro during the Civil War,…

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