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The Mission of the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

The Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission was created to lead the state’s efforts in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Governor Bredesen appointed the 24 members of the Commission including Civil War scholars, professors, state historian, state legislators, and tourism professionals.

The goal of the Commission is to educate the public, promote the commemoration, and preserve the lands and legacies of the Civil War, by engaging individuals and communities in an accurate and inclusive portrayal of Tennessee’s contributions to the Civil War. During the multi-year commemoration, the Commission’s goal is to bring about an understanding of the past to improve relations in the present and leave a lasting legacy for the future. Our mission is to lead a state effort to promote, fund and preserve the complete story of Tennessee’s Civil War and its legacy. Click to learn more about the Commission’s Action Plan.

For press related inquiries, contact Cindy Dupree, Director of Communications, TDTD. For information about Tennessee’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission or Tennessee’s Civil War Trails Program, contact Patricia Gray, Research Development Coordinator, TDTD, 615-741-9004 or Lee Curtis, Director of Program Development, TDTD at 615-741-9045

How Can I Get Involved?

  • Ask a question. Contact Patricia Gray, Research Development Coordinator, TDTD.
  • Purchase the Sesquicentennial Civil War License Plate online.

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