Chattanooga Now Civil War tours, symposiums continue this week - Oct. 10-12

Chattanooga Now Civil War tours, symposiums continue this week - Oct. 10-12

October 10th, 2013 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

Music historian Bobby Horton will present "Songs and Stories of the Civil War" at 7 p.m. Friday at the Chattanooga Convention Center. In his shows, Horton dresses in 19th-century-era garb and uses mid-19th-century instruments to explore the history of the war through the music of the time period. Ad- mission is free.

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Despite the federal government shutdown, organizers of the 2013 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event in Chattanooga report that events will go on as planned this week.

Space is limited, but you may check on availability by calling 615-532-7520 or visiting All events take place at the Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza.

Panelists will include Civil War historians from the Chattanooga area and elsewhere.


Today, Oct. 10

7 p.m. "Occupation & Liberation" keynote address by Amy Murrell Taylor

Friday, Oct. 11

10 a.m. Occupation & Liberation opening ceremony

1:30 p.m. Symposium Session 1: Battles for Chattanooga, featuring Peter Cozzens, Brooks Simpson, Wiley Sword and moderator Glenn Robertson

7 p.m. Concert by Civil War music historian Bobby Horton

Saturday, Oct. 12

9 a.m. Symposium Session 2: Military Strategy in the Civil War, featuring James L. McDonough, Richard McMurry, Glenn Robertson and moderator Sam Elliott

11 a.m. Bus tours of Chickamauga Battlefield with Glenn Robertson (5.5 hours, $30), Lookout Mountain with Jim Ogden (5.5 hours, $30) or Orchard Knob/Missionary Ridge with Anton Heinlein (2 hours, $20), lunch included; call 423-648-5623 for tickets or purchase online

1 p.m. Symposium Session 3: Commemoration & Memorialization, featuring Antoinette Van Zelm, Norman Hill, Traci Nichols and moderator Carroll Van West

3 p.m. Bus tour of Chattanooga National Cemetery and Chattanooga Confederate Cemetery (1.5 hours, $20); call 423-648-5623 for tickets or purchase online

For more information on Tennessee's Civil War Sesquicentennial, visit or download a free iPhone app at