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Knoxville & the Civil War: lecture, Nov. 14

The public is invited to a lecture by
Professor Tracy McKenzie,
scholar of Civil War-era Tennessee.

Thursday, November 14, 2013
John C. Hodges Library
6:30 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium

Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Jack E. Reese Galleria.
Civil War artifacts will be on display in our Special Collections reading room.

Tracy McKenzie, professor and chair of the department of history at Wheaton College, is the author of two award-winning books on the Upper South during the American Civil War, One South or Many? Plantation Belt and Upcountry in Civil War-Era Tennessee and Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War. Lincolnites and Rebels explores the civil war within Civil War by tracing the experience of a single community deeply divided between Unionist and Confederate sympathies: Knoxville, Tennessee. The Battle of Fort Sanders (November 29, 1863), the decisive engagement in the campaign to gain control of the city of Knoxville and the railroad that linked the Confederacy east and west, took place less than a quarter mile from the site of the current John C. Hodges Library.

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