Lamplighter’s tackles war crimes in new drama

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, May 31, 2011 Set against the turbulent, raw-edged backdrop of the American Civil War, The Andersonville Trial is a striking courtroom drama that is just as relevant today as it was when the real trial was being conducted in 1865. Saul Levitt based his…

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Happy Birthday, Murfreesboro!

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Ashley Guck, Special to the Post, May 29, 2011 Murfreesboro is having a big – really big – birthday party beginning in October. Consider this your personal invitation. In celebration of the city’s bicentennial, the city council is planning a 13-month long string of…

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Battlefield’s Memorial Day events

The Murfreesboro Post, May 26, 2011 Stones River National Battlefield and Cemetery will hold a series of events to commemorate Memorial Day in 2011. On Saturday May 28 at 10 a.m., local scouting groups are invited to assist in placing flags on more than 7,000 headstones in the Stones River…

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A Nation Divided—The Quest for Freedom

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Erin Edgemon, May 18, 2011 A workshop designed to discuss African-American community building in the post-Civil War South will be held Tuesday, May 24, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center located at 415 S. Academy Street…

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Civil war sniper rifle on display Tuesday

The Murfreesboro Post, May 9, 2011 A rare public display of a prolific Civil War instrument of death, to wit, a sniper’s rifle is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Rutherford County Court House. Area residents will have an opportunity to view, at no charge, when Circuit Judge Ben…

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This Cruel War

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Dan Whittle, Post Columnist, April 14, 2011 On April 12, 1861, shots rang out across the harbor at Charleston, S.C., signaling the official start of the Civil War when the Confederacy fired on Ft. Sumter. It was almost year before the war reached Rutherford…

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Junior Ranger Day at battlefield

The Murfreesboro Post, April 14, 2011 On Saturday, April 23, park rangers and volunteers invite young visitors and their families to Stones River National Battlefield to celebrate Junior Ranger Day. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all children ages 6 and up will have the chance to participate in special…

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WHITTLE: Civil War sniper rifle dealt death to Yankees

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Dan Whittle, Post Columnist, April 3, 2011 It’s a rifle with a record. A deadly record with a long trail of blood-letting by a civilian Confederate-sympathizing West Tennessee sniper who waged “vengeance kills” on Yankee soldiers stemming from the decapitated heads of two of…

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Bike the battlefield

The Murfreesboro Post, March 29, 2011 Stones River National Battlefield will present ranger guided bicycle tours of Stones River National Battlefield at 9 a.m. Saturdays from April 2 through Oct. 29. Get healthy exercise, reduce your carbon footprint, and learn about the major Civil War battle that occurred here in…

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Tennessee unveils Civil War 150th anniversary License Plate

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, March 8, 2011 NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  The Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is pleased to announce the official Tennessee Civil War 150th Anniversary License Plate. Sponsored by the nonprofit partnering organization, Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association, proceeds from the plate will help preserve Tennessee…

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