5th Annual Candlelight Tour

We are so thankful for all the volunteers and the people who donated items to us. As a result it was a successful event for us!

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"THE BATTLE OF TAZEWELL"
KEY TO CUMBERLAND GAP - A CIVIL WAR EXPERIENCE
APRIL 26 & 27, 2014
http://www.63rdtennessee.org/images/Cumberland Gap/Battle_of_Tazewell.htm

The 16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as part of Col. John F. DeCourcey's 26th Brigade, marched south from their stronghold at Cumberland Gap toward the small town of Tazewell, Tennessee, on August 2, 1862.

The purpose of their expedition was to find and acquire forage and supplies for the Federal garrison holding Cumberland Gap. During several days of foraging and extended trips further south of Tazewell, some periodic skirmishes with Rebel cavalry were encountered but the troops were successful in filling their wagons with much needed food and hay for their animals.

Col. DeCourcey knew a large Confederate force was camped south of the Clinch River, not too distant from Tazewell, however, did not anticipate any major engagement would take place. On the Wednesday morning of August 6, however, DeCourcey would be confronted by a vastly superior Rebel force commanded by Col. Thomas Hart Taylor.

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FEATURES / AMENITIES

DIRECTIONS

 Firewood and straw for camps  Off Old Kentucky Road in Tazewell (follow signs from Hwy 33)

 307-661 Old Kentucky Rd Tazewell, TN (no 911 address for the event site) 

 Saturday evening supper
 30+ Acres perfect for a reenacting:  a spring, open ground, woods, etc.
 Convenient to the town of Tazewell
 

REENACTOR REGISTRATION

 $3 Registration Fee. No Walk-on Increase.  Pay on-site
 All branches of service are welcome.  More on bounties, etc., to come  longitude-36.449853
 $50 bounty to the first 4 registered artillery pieces  latitude -83.559825

 Contact Kevin Wolfe, president of the Claiborne County Historical and

Genealogical Society and 1st lieutenant of the 63rd Tenn. Vol. Inf.
Phone:  (865) 585-0891      Email:  wolfe1@wildblue.net
 

WEB LINKS

Accounts of the Battle of Tazewell

 14th Kentucky - Account of the Battle
 16th Ohio - Account of the Battle
 Other Accounts of the Battle
 

SPECIAL THANKS

NEW YORK HERALD 

Event brought to you by the Claiborne Co. Historical & Genealogical Society

REPORT ON THE BATTLE
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The OLD Claiborne County Jail Plaza "Bricks R Us" brick fundraiser
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Plans are underway for the second phase of the restoration of the OLD Jail! The re-pointing on the bricks and mortar on the chimney, south side and the front of the building has been done. The north and back side of the building is the next to be done in 2014.

This work is being funded in part with funds from the Historical Preservation Fund under an agreement with the National Park Service and the Tennessee Historical Commission.

We are grateful for the grant but our fundraising efforts have just begun. To continue to receive grants we need to raise matching funds for continuing restoration. Please send donations to: PO Box 32, Tazewell, TN 37879 or call our office: 423-526-5737 for more information.

Debra Fultz, Administrative Assistant
Claiborne County Historical & Genealogy Society

Kevin Wolfe. President
Sheri Wolfe, Vice President
Carolyn Lambert, Treasurer
Debra Fultz, Administrative Assistant
Bill Lambert, Volunteer-Research

PROGRESS!!

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The photo above and to the right are the latest improvements to the Old Jail (November 2013)


 
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"Research assistance now available in house"

 

We are proud to announce that the society now has a research volunteer in the office Monday thru Wednesday from 10:00am to 5:00pm and on Sunday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Our volunteer is working on gathering information on all families with ties to Claiborne and surrounding counties. You can email for research help: cchgs_info@yahoo.com.

 
 

The CCHGS Veterans display area is done. We still have room for more pictures of Veterans from Claiborne County from every war and every branch of the military. If you have any pictures you are willing to send us copies of (they will not be returned so please send picture quality copies) please include their name and a brief description Including, The War they served in, Dates, Ranks, Branch of Military, etc. 

We would like to honor these service men and women in our building and your help would be greatly appreciated. 

Please send all submissions to P.O. Box 32 Tazewell, TN 37879. 

Thank you.

 
 

We are looking for pictures and/or information on the two theatres that use to be in Claiborne County. These were the Cumberland Theatre and the Star Theatre. If anyone has pics or info please contact us.

 
 
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The Claiborne County Historical and Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 32
Tazewell, Tennessee 37879
Office Phone: (423) 526-5737
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