Confederate History Month observed

Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 7:57 am

Recently proclaiming April as Confederate History and Heritage Month, County Mayor Peggy Bevels is joined by members of the Sons of Confed-erate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Pictured are (seated, from left) Sherrie Tomerlin, Zollilcoffer-Fulton Chapter 16 UDC; June Towry, Zollicoffer-Fulton Chapter 16 UDC; Kristin Armitage, Gen. Hunt Morgan Chapter 2541 UDC; Elaine Powell, Peter Turner Chapter 1927; (standing) Matthew Armitage; Bevels; Dr. James Armitage, commander of the John R. Massey Camp 152 SCV; and Danny Owens.

Recently proclaiming April as Confederate History and Heritage Month, County Mayor Peggy Bevels is joined by members of the Sons of Confed-erate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Pictured are (seated, from left) Sherrie Tomerlin, Zollilcoffer-Fulton Chapter 16 UDC; June Towry, Zollicoffer-Fulton Chapter 16 UDC; Kristin Armitage, Gen. Hunt Morgan Chapter 2541 UDC; Elaine Powell, Peter Turner Chapter 1927; (standing) Matthew Armitage; Bevels; Dr. James Armitage, commander of the John R. Massey Camp 152 SCV; and Danny Owens.

Confederate History Month, which was celebrated in April, is significant as the month the War Between the States began in 1861.

The conflict, which ended in 1865, saw Lincoln County providing 3,000 volunteers for the Confederate Army when Tennessee seceded from the United States. Men from this county served in all three of the major Confederate Armies and participated in all of the momentous battles of the war.

More Lincoln Countians perished in this conflict than all other wars combined.

County Mayor Peggy Bevels, in the company of members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, recently proclaimed April as Confederate History Month in Lincoln County. Numerous momentous battles were fought in Tennessee during The War Between the States.

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