Tuesday, May 28, 2013

"Rivers and Rails" documentary set to air May 30th

“Rivers and Rails: Daggers of the Civil War”, the latest installment in Nashville Public Television's documentary series, "Tennessee Civil War 150," is scheduled to broadcast on Thursday, May 30th, at 8 p.m.

Rivers and Rails: Daggers of the Civil War” explores how transportation by water and steel brought great prosperity to the state just before the Civil War, only to give the invading Union Army a highway directly into the Deep South, eventually helping force the Confederacy to its knees.

TSLA's Assistant State Archivist, Dr. Wayne Moore, was interviewed for a segment in this documentary, and several historical items from TSLA's collections were featured in the production.

"The Great Naval Battle Before Memphis, June 6, 1862." TSLA Collection.

TSLA is honored to have a role in this program, and we hope you will make plans to watch NPT on Thursday, May 30th, at 8 p.m. for "Rivers and Rails."

The State Library and Archives is a division of the Tennessee Department of State and Tre Hargett, Secretary of State.

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