On Saturday, the Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Event took place at the South Jackson Civic Center in Tullahoma. This all day event included Reenactments, Artillery Demonstrations, a Fashion Show, Dance Demonstrations, Musical Performances, & much more.
Soldier Come Home, a play based on historical letters during the Civil War, was also performed by local actors during the day’s commemoration event. This production alone brought its out-of-state playwright, Frank W. Wicks, to Tullahoma in order to be part of this one day occasion.
When asked what the community should remember from this event, Committee Chair Member Dr. Michael Bradley stated that “At this time 150 years ago, Tullahoma would have been a beehive of activity during the Civil War. It’s name would have been read in newspapers not only in North and South America, but all over Europe as well. History is not something that happened long ago somewhere else. History is what happened in your back yard and you’re literally walking on historic ground. The nation that we know today is a result of things that happened right here in Tullahoma.”