Welcome from the Knox County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. In this commencement year of 2014 we are proud to play the role of facilitator in our community’s recognition of its powerful Civil War past. Our mission is to educate and inform all our citizens, young and old, about East Tennessee’s unique Civil War experience with its rich visual and written documentation, and to identify and preserve the many places where that history occurred 150 years ago.

We believe that these stories and places are community treasures that need to be captured and protected so that the past is not lost to successive generations. We also

believe that an inclusive and balanced interpretation of the past cannot help but improve our understanding of what it means to be responsible citizens today.


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