The Mission of the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
The Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission was created to lead the state's efforts in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Governor Bredesen appointed the 24 members of the Commission including Civil War scholars, professors, state historian, state legislators, and tourism professionals.
The goal of the Commission was to educate the public, promote the commemoration, and preserve the lands and legacies of the Civil War, by engaging individuals and communities in an accurate and inclusive portrayal of Tennessee's contributions to the Civil War. During the multi-year commemoration, the Commission's goal was to bring about an understanding of the past to improve relations in the present and leave a lasting legacy for the future. Our mission was to lead a state effort to promote, fund and preserve the complete story of Tennessee's Civil War and its legacy.
For press related inquiries, contact Amanda Murphy, Director of Communications, TDTD. For information about Tennessee's Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission or Tennessee's Civil War Trails Program, contact Rob Sherrill, TDTD at 615-532-8124.