Thursday, 14 November, 2013
During the Civil War, Knoxville, Tennessee was almost equally divided between Confederate and Union sympathizers.
Professor Tracy McKenzie, author of the book on the subject -- Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War -- will offer a lecture in the John C. Hodges Library (1015 Volunteer Blvd.) on Thursday, November 14, on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus. The public is invited. The lecture is at 6:30 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium. A reception and music in the Jack E. Reese Galleria begin at 5:30 p.m.
Lincolnites and Rebels details Knoxville's complex Civil War experience from the viciously partisan journalism of characters like William G. "Parson" Brownlow to post-war conflicts over the issue of emancipation.
The public is invited to interact with fellow Civil War enthusiasts, examine gems from the Libraries' collections, and enjoy the music of old-time Appalachian string band Boogertown Gap.