Cavalry Symposium here in Clarksville!

Hi there! Here’s some information that’s come our way regarding a symposium to be held here in Clarksville this month. The funds will all go towards historic preservation!






A symposium in conjunction with the Exhibit on Civil War cavalry operations in Tennessee from the Tennessee State Museum

Saturday, July 26, 2008



To Benefit

Friends of Fort Defiance and

Tennessee Civil War Trails Program



Sponsored by Customs House Museum & Cultural Center,

Clarksville, TN (symposium site)




8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



Myers Brown Curator of History and Extension Services, Tennessee State Museum, Creator of

Hoofbeats in the Heartland: Civil War Cavalry in Tennessee, presents “Life and Times of Fightin’ Joe Wheeler.” Mr. Brown will also provide a private tour of the exhibit.



David Fraley Interim Director, Carter House, presents “Forrest Versus Wilson: Cavalry In the 1864 Tennessee Campaign.”



Steve McDaniel President, Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association (TCWPA) and State Representative, presents “Parker’s Crossroads.”



Greg Biggs President, Clarksville Civil War Roundtable and Civil War historian, presents “Turning The Tide: Union Cavalry at the Battle of Shelbyville.”



Jim Lewis Park Ranger, Stones River National Military Park, presents “Cavalry Operations Before and During the Stones River Campaign.”



*Family style lunch provided by The Catfish House



Advanced tickets are $35 prior to July 10th; $40 after July $10.


For $10 extra join us Sunday afternoon, July 27th, for “Forrest on the River” an exclusive tour on private property in Palmyra, Tennessee, lead by Greg Biggs with assistance from Charlie Foust.


For more information, please contact Krista Castillo, Customs House Museum at

931-648-5780 or at




Or send check or money order to:


Friends of Fort Defiance

 719 Green Valley Court

Clarksville, TN 37040



Please include your name, address, phone, number attending the symposium and number attending the tour.










One comment on “Cavalry Symposium here in Clarksville!

  1. […] the Hoofbeats in the Heartland symposium here in Clarksville this weekend.  For more information, go here!  We hope to see you there for what promises to be a fantastic weekend of Civil War fun! […]

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