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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Author Mark Zimmerman to speak at Fort Defiance


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Author and amateur historian Mark Zimmerman will speak at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 21 at Fort Defiance. His lecture will detail more about the role Middle Tennessee and Nashville played in the Western Theater and Nashville’s importance in the Civil War.

The event titled, “Fortress Nashville: The Key to Victory in the Western Theater” is based on his recent book, “Fortress Nashville: Pioneers, Engineers, Mechanics, Contrabands & US Colored Troops.” The book was recently named a Top Ten Book of 2022 by Civil War Books and Authors.

Mr. Zimmerman is a member of the American Battlefield Trust, the Battle of Nashville Trust, the Nashville Civil War Round Table, Save the Franklin Battlefield, the Civil War Fortification Study Group, and the Tennessee Squires Association. 

For information about Fort Defiance visit or call 931-645-7476.

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