Dr. George Smith

Dr. George Smith, a community volunteer, physician and philanthropist, died Friday. Many reached out on social media platforms to express their dismay at his death. He was an active participant in many Civil War reenactment groups. Those organizations posted tributes to his volunteer work. Smith’s passions included the Middle Tennessee…

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Perfect Day: 7th Annual SPECIAL KIDS RACE

WGNS Radio, March 17, 2018 Re-enactors from the Stones River National Battlefield placed a cannon in the middle of Garrison Drive and fired it to start each of Saturday morning’s three Special Kids Races. It was less than a thousand feet from the historic battlefield. Each time the cannon fired,…

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Annual Tour of the Community once known as ‘Cemetery’

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018 Following the Civil War, a Freedmen’s community known as Cemetery emerged on the landscape where the Battle of Stones River had raged. Park rangers along with representatives of the African American Heritage Society of Rutherford County, the Friends of Stones River National Battlefield and Middle Tennessee…

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