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Library & Archives Exhibit Highlights the Civil War in 1862
(Published: September 10, 2012)

History is being recreated at the Tennessee Library and Archives (TLSA) with the opening of a new exhibit highlighting the events of the Civil War in 1862.

Included in the exhibit:

Also included are diary entries from author Lucy Virginia French, correspondence from Confederate Major Nathaniel Cheairs, images from Frank Leslie's Illustrated newspaper, a colored lithograph of the battle of Fort Henry, an autograph book of Captain St. Clair Morgan - a Confederate prisoner captured at Fort Donelson and held at Johnson's Island, and maps of the city of Dover and the Battle of Shiloh, to name just a few.

The exhibit is open to the public until the close of business on Friday, September 21. Representative Steve McDaniel will then move the exhibit to the Parker's Crossroads Visitor Center and it will open to the public on September 24. The exhibit will be at Parker's Crossroads until the end of the year.

Through Sept. 21, the exhibit is in the lobby of the State Library & Archives building, which is located at 403 Seventh Avenue North, just west of the Tennessee State Capitol in downtown Nashville. The library is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., except for state holidays. Some parking is available around the building.