civil war

Culture
4:54 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Exhibit on How the Civil War Impacted Tennesseans Now in Paris

Exhibit "Common People in Uncommon Times: The Civil War Experience in Tennessee"
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The new exhibit, "Common People in Uncommon Times," a celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War - the Civil War Experience in Tennessee - is showing at the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center through March 28. Myers Brown, formerly of the Tennessee State Museum, now of the Tennessee State Library and Archives, curated the 10 panel exhibit of photographs and artifacts. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte asks brown about the diverse array of personalities whose stories illustrate a land divided.

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Culture
4:54 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Calloway County Library Seeks Input for Next Community Read

Sandy Linn on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

After a large turn out at their recent community read event of The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe, Calloway County Public Library staff are preparing another community read and are currently seeking suggestions on books and topics. CCPL's Sandy Linn stops by Sounds Good to talk about this and other projects for 2015, including a Civil War film series and a field trip to a book festival, which features Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series. 

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The Protojournalist
2:50 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Who Won The Civil War? Tough Question

History quiz: Students on campus.
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Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 8:41 pm

The old joke used to be: Who is buried in Grant's tomb?

Now it's not so funny anymore.

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Culture
5:18 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Why The Jackson Purchase Had a Confederate Majority in the Civil War

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The Jackson Purchase was the only region in Kentucky during the Civil War period that had a Confederate majority. Around the Commonwealth, there'd be pro-Confederate counties, but none as unified as the "South Carolina of Kentucky." Author and retired WKCTC history professor Berry Craig stops by Sounds Good to talk with Todd Hatton about documenting the region’s turbulent Civil War history and culture in his new book, Kentucky Confederates.

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Culture
2:38 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

The Civil War in the Western Rivers - A WKMS News Documentary

This documentary originally aired in 2011.

An hour-long WKMS News production about the Union and Confederate confrontations, battles and tribulations in the Four Rivers Region, featuring a full performance cast.

Listen to this documentary:

Cast: 

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Culture
4:34 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Colored Heavy Artillery Reenactors at Jefferson Davis State Historic Site

Cannon at Jefferson Davis State Historic Site
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This Saturday, members of the 12th Colored Heavy Artillery Living History Program brings the battlefield to life with a presentation at the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site in Fairview, Kentucky. The program includes a cannon fire and a presentation on camp life, how the cannon crew operates, and the impact colored troops had on the Civil War and its outcome. Kate Lochte speaks with Park Manager Ron Sydnor on Sounds Good.

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History
11:20 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Late Perryville Man's Extensive Civil War Collection To Be Auctioned Off

A reenactment at the Perryville Battlefield site

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 8:43 pm

At an auction house in North Carolina Tuesday morning, hundreds of Civil War artifacts hit the auction block.  The collection represents the life’s work of a Perryville, Kentucky man who died in April.

Jimmy Johnson says his company, based in Angier, N.C., has been dealing with Civil War relics for 30 years.  

“Lots of times you get little bits and pieces of different collections, but in this case, we’ve just got such a wide variety of different items,” said Johnson 

The collection belonged to James “Cotton” Reynolds of Perryville. He was 84 when he died this spring.

His two daughters were at the auction house Monday where hundreds of collectors previewed the trove of Civil War artifacts.

 “Obviously they’re excited, it is an emotional thing anytime you’re selling your parents items, it’s an emotional event,” said Johnson.  “But they saw their Daddy nurture these items and collect them over the years.” 

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Arts
12:50 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

"The Middle Ground" A Civil War Story Being Filmed in Western Kentucky

"A tale of two brothers, wrapped up in circumstances that could have only ever happened in Kentucky."

The Middle Ground is a Civil War era film set and currently being shot in western Kentucky - primarily in Owensboro and Madisonville. We met the filmmakers on Sounds Good, with Murray State connections: Director/Writer Dallas Lee Blanton, Actors/Producers Angela Yonts and Nathan Austin. Featuring actors and extras from western Kentucky, the film includes a reenactment of the Battle of Sacramento and a on-location shoot in a homestead from the era.

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Government
1:49 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

The Battle of Paducah, Forrests' Expedition into West Kentucky and Tennessee

Lloyd Tilghman House Museum, 631 Kentucky Avenue in Paducah, Built in 1852.
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On March 25, 1864, Confederate cavalry leader Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest launched a successful raid on Paducah, quickly occupying the town, recruiting soldiers, and stripping supplies and horses from the Union troops, forcing Union leader Col. Stephen G. Hicks to withdraw to the west end of the town. Paducah Tilghman House Director Bill Baxter speaks with Todd Hatton on Sounds Good about the battle on the eve of its Sesquicentennial.

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Culture
2:11 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

152 Years Later: Fort Henry's Construction, Battle and Legacy

Bombardment and capture of Fort Henry, 1860s lithograph by Currier and Ives
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The Battle of Fort Henry was fought on February 6, 1862, in western Tennessee and was the first important victory for the Union led by Ulysses S. Grant, in the Western Theater during the Civil War. Dover historian Susan "Ski" Witzofsky previews her February 8th program for the 152nd Anniversary of Fort Henry's construction, battle and legacy.

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