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In Dixie Land, They Took Their Stand

February 17, 2013
By
marykatepatterson

I watched the movie Lincoln earlier this year and although I knew the outcome, I was on the edge of my seat waiting for the vote on the 13th amendment that abolished slavery. Hollywood’s interpretation and reenactment of that fateful time in our nation’s history felt incredibly real. The Civil War had a devastating impact in what was then the little backwoods, podunk town of LaVergne. It may have been a country town, but the people who lived here were stubborn and strong. ¬†While the Confederate Army gathered its forces in Murfreesboro for the famous Stones River Battle – the…

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