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Nashville Civil War Roundtable - May meeting


The next meeting of the Nashville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on TUESDAY, May 21st, 2019, in the visitor’s center of Ft. Negley Park, a unit of Metro Parks, Nashville, TN. This is located off I-65 just south of downtown between 4th Avenue South and 8th Avenue South on Edgehill Avenue/Chestnut Avenue. Take Exit 81, Wedgewood Avenue, off I-65 and follow the signs to the Science Museum.

The meeting begins at 7:00 PM and is always open to the public.

Our Speaker and Topic - “Paducah, Kentucky in the Civil War”

Paducah, Kentucky was a vital strategic point in the war being on the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. Once taken by the Federals in early September 1861, they built a strong fort and supply depot supporting not only land operations but also those of the US Navy on the rivers. The town turned out one Confederate general, Lloyd Tilghman (captured at Fort Henry and killed at Champion Hill in Mississippi in 1863) as well as some notables for Kentucky's Orphan Brigade. John Cashon will fill us in on all of the events there during the war. He will also have his book on the town in the war for sale at our meeting.

John Cashon is a Paducah-based freelance writer/historian. He received his bachelor’s degree in history at Murray State University. His work appears in the Jackson Purchase Historical Society journal and his blog, Reflecting on History. He also acts as a docent at the Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum in Paducah.

We hope you can join us for this interesting meeting.