The Final Night of John Hunt Morgan

The Final Night of John Hunt Morgan

A trip to Greeneville, Tenn., is not complete without a visit to the historic and magnificent Dickson-Williams Mansion. This enduring monument to the past has stood as a silent witness to history for more than two centuries—a history that includes the final days of...

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Davy Crockett: Homespun wit & wisdom

Davy Crockett: Homespun wit & wisdom

“There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all.” – Davy Crockett Davy Crockett is among the rarest of American icons: A legendary hero, explorer, hunter, soldier, pioneer and politician. Ask someone what they know about Davy Crockett and they will probably...

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John Burns defends Gettysburg

John Burns defends Gettysburg

The story of John Burns in Gettysburg is an interesting one. Burns was a veteran of 1812 and was almost 70 years old when the Southern army was spotted. He picked up his musket and joined the Iron Brigade in the heavy fighting west of town on July 1, 1863. Burns...

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Green Garden’s role in history

Green Garden’s role in history

We drive by old houses every day. Do you ever think about what took place within those walls? I had the opportunity to spend a beautiful April day in Mosby’s Confederacy at a house that was once the family home of one of Mosby’s Rangers: Major Adolphus “Dolly”...

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