Lakeway Civil War Preservation Association Given 2012 Merit Award
The Lakeway Civil War Preservation Association has received the Tennessee Historical Commission’s 2012 Merit Award for the restoration of Confederate General James Longstreet’s Headquarters in Russellville. The association was formed after concerned historians and others learned of a developer’s plan to demolish the 19th century William Nenney homestead. The house, located near Morristown, was Longstreet’s headquarters during the winters of 1863 and 1864.
Today, the William Nenney home is the site of the General Longstreet Headquarters Museum. Preliminary research of the property, along with the panels and numerous artifacts inside the museum, was provided by Dr. Carroll Van West and staff from the Tennessee National Civil War Heritage Area at the Middle Tennessee State University. The museum is open Friday – Sunday and is a featured site on the TN Civil War Trail
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