Confederate Memorial Day - June 1st
Lotz House Museum invites all who hold dear the remembrance of those who fought for the Confederacy to join us for the Franklin Chapter #14, United Daughters of the Confederacy's Annual Memorial Service. Held Sunday June 1st at the McGavock Confederate Cemetery, the ceremony will include speakers, music, an honor guard, reading of poems about the Confederate soldier, and a musket salute. This year visitors from Arkansas and Texas will be attending. During the ceremony, representatives from these states will lay floral arrangements in those sections of she cemetery. All are encouraged to attend this solemn remembrance to our Confederate ancestors.
Sam Davis Home Civil War Show and Sale - June 7 & 8th
The Sixth Annual Sam Davis Home Civil War Show and Sale will be held in Smyrna Tennessee. Located in the Smyrna Town Centre, the show be open so the public from 9 to 5 on Saturday and from 9 to 3:30 Sunday. Proceeds from the show will go to benefit the Historic Sam Davis Home.
General. N.B. Forrest's Birthday Celebration - July 12th
The Sam Davis Camp #1293 Sons of Confederate Veterans will host a birthday celebration in honor of the greatest cavalryman produced during the war Between the States, Nathan Bedford Forrest. A dinner scheduled for 6:00 PM will be held at the Brentwood Country Club. Dr. John McGlone will deliver a speech about the life, times and military experience of Tennessee's greatest cavalry commander. An auction to benefit the new Forrest Memorial Park will be held following the dinner and Dr. McGlone's address. Anyone interested in attending can call the Lotz House Museum for more information.
Sons of Confederate Veterans National Convention - July 30th through August 2nd
The Gen. Joseph E Johnson Camp #28 will be hosting the 102nd National Convention of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Nashville Tennessee. Members from forty-two states and three foreign countries will gather in the Music City to commemorate and discuss issues pertaining to their Southern Heritage. The convention will kickoff July 30th with a musical extravaganza at the Historic Ryman Auditorium. Proceeds from the show will go toward preserving the two acres left undeveloped atop Shy's Hill in Nashville. Those attending the National Convention will close the festivities with a Confederate Ball. All those participating will be dressed in modern formal or authentic 1860s military or civilian dress. For more information about the National Convention or Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans, please call the Lotz House Museum.
Re-enactment of the battles of Spring Hill and Nashville - October 24 through 26th
This October the land around Spring Hill
will come alive again with the sounds of musketry and cannon.
Organized by those who planned the 1989 Franklin, 1992
Murfreesboro, and 1995 Tennessee Campaign events, the Fight for
Nashville event this October should prove to be another national
success. With activities planned for military and civilians, the
events has much to offer those participating and those just
coming out to watch. Military scenarios include the November 29,
1864, battle of Spring Hill and the first day's fight curing the
battle of Nashville, December 15,1864. Participant attendance for
the re-enactment is expected to reach the 7,000 mark. All
proceeds gained from the re-enactment will be distributed between
local historic preservation efforts.
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