Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee project in Hawkins and Carter Counties

Folks from TSLA will be in Rogersville and Elizabethton next week for the Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee project (www.tncivilwar150.org). This may be their last trip to the northeastern corner of Tennessee, other than the final “signature event” in Knoxville April 30-May 1, 2015.  Items will be digitized and not taken from the owners.  TSLA will protect identities of the owners, and will send them copies of the digital images they use.

Dec. 3, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (eastern) – Hawkins County Archives, Rogersville.  Press release: http://tnsos.org/Press/story.php?item=926

Dec. 4, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (eastern) – Elizabethton-Carter County Public Library. Press release: http://tnsos.org/Press/story.php?item=927

Attached are the registration forms for each event, found online here: http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/cwtn/events.htm. You can also access the online casino Carter County form by clicking here and the Hawkins County form by clicking here.  Generally, it’s best if people call or email their reservations, and do it by Tuesday, Dec. 2, since the team will be on the road on Wednesday and Thursday. Walk-ins are welcome, but they”ll see folks with appointments first.

Just a note about what’s eligible for the project . . . TSLA asks that people bring in original items. Photocopies of their research, including Civil War Service Records, cannot be scanned for the project.  They can make photocopies for vertical files. Items do not have to be Tennessee-related, though we do focus on Tennessee. They’ve had a lot of interesting items from other states, brought in by people whose descendants now live in Tennessee.

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