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Tennessee at War presentation

Posted on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 5:07 pm


Dr. Tom Kanon, archivist at Tennessee State Library and Archives, will give a presentation on “Tennesseans at War 1812-1815” on March 14, at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 465 Railroad Avenue, Tracy City.

The talk will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the conclusion of the War of 1812.war of 1812

Dr. Kanon holds a doctoral degree in Public History from Middle Tennessee State University. For the past 15 years, he has been writing and speaking on topics related to the southern frontier of the Early Republic, particularly the period of the War of 1812. His articles have been featured in such periodicals as the Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Filson History Quarterly, Journal of East Tennessee History, and Ohio Valley History. Dr. Kanon has recently completed a book length treatment of Tennessee and the War of 1812 entitled “Tennesseans at War 1812: Andrew Jackson, the Creek War, and the Battle of New Orleans” published by the University of Alabama Press.

Dr. Kanon lives in Madison with his wife, Sandra, and their aptly named dog, Jackson. Sandra is the former Sandra Nunley of Grundy County.

The presentation is open to the public and admission is free, as part of the Grundy County Historical society March quarterly meeting. Anyone wishing to become a member of the Society may do so at the meeting.