civil war

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
Credit Wikimedia Commons

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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The Two-Way
12:24 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

LISTEN: For Its 150th, A Reading Of The Gettysburg Address

President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address as inscribed on the stone at the Lincoln Memorial.
Pat Benic UPI/Landov

Originally published on Tue November 19, 2013 9:14 am

On this 150 anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, his words — not ours — are important.

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Culture
4:08 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

A Historical Ghost Walk in the Murray Cemetery

Sons of Confederate Veterans member Sandy Forrest stops by our studio to talk about Saturday's (October 19) Ghost Walk and Historical Tour of the Murray City Cemetery, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, during which Civil War era Confederate soldiers and local citizens tell their stories. See more about the Kentucky Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Arts
11:38 am
Tue July 30, 2013

'From the Pieces of a Nation: Civil War Period Quilts' at the National Quilt Museum

Credit www.quiltmuseum.org

Kate Lochte meets Judy Schwender of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah to learn more about the exhibit of Civil War Era Quilts. This exhibit is open through October 8, featuring quilts made while the nation was being torn apart, from Arlan and Pat Christ's collection. Schwender talks about a few of the stand-outs, including quilts made by men of the Civil War era, and also how quilt-making has become popular in modern Japan.

Environment
1:48 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Summer Events at Ft. Donelson National Battlefield

Todd Hatton speaks with Mike Manning, Chief Ranger, and Brian McCutcheon, Park Superintendent, of Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Dover, Tennessee about events and activities this summer. In this interview, Manning also describes the historical significance of the fort during the Civil War. Work starts on a new museum, with new exhibits like gunboats, earthworks, and the effects on regional populations. For now, see the traveling exhibit, "Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War, " on display now in the welcome center. Later this summer, see an Army/Navy Exhibit offered by longtime friends of the park. See more on the Fort Donelson website

Culture
4:56 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Reenactors and Music at the 'Turn of the Century Social' in Murray

Mike Gowen

Music From the Front Porch co-host Mike Gowen organizes the "Turn of the Century Social" at Murray’s Central Park this Saturday from 10 to 2 with reenactors in period costumes reenacting scenarios at the old schoolhouse, courthouse, and train depot. Mike stopped by Sounds Good to talk with Todd Hatton about the weekend festivities. PS: Todd will be there handing out some WKMS News CDs (technology from the future).

Culture
1:14 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Trigg County Civil War Days at Lake Barkley State resort Park

Gary Polete joins us from the grounds of Lake Barkley State Resort Park where Trigg County Civil War Days are underway through Sunday. Highlights include artillery night fire at dark tonight and Saturday, a ladies tea under the camp tent at 11 Saturday, a Blue and Gray Camp Ball from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, and a re-enacted battle with cavalry and artillery at 1 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Organizer Polete expects about 300 re-enactors in full costume unless cold weather deters.

Culture
6:27 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Volunteers Sought to Clean up Civil War Battlefields

Credit civilwar.org

The Civil War Trust is looking for volunteers to clean and restore battlefields, including sites in Kentucky and Tennessee for its 17th annual Park Day, scheduled for April 6th.  Volunteers will be asked to rake leaves, haul trash, paint signs and plant trees.  The nationwide event encompasses 100 historic sites in 24 states.  The sites in our region include Fort Donelson in Dover, Tennessee and Columbus-Belmont State Park in western Kentucky.  Those interested can find more information at civilwar.org.

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Culture
11:49 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Local SCV Camp Hosts Cemetery Tour

Angela Hatton, left, Barry Grogan, and Johnny Young

Most of us have gone to the cemetery to visit family members, leave mementos on their graves, and maybe even say a few words. But it’s not often that they talk back. Next week, the Murray City Cemetery will come alive with re-enactors portraying some of the people buried there, and telling their stories. The event is sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans Fort Heiman Camp.

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Good Reads
4:33 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Good Read: Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson

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