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General Longstreet Museum Opened in Russellville, TN

The opening ceremony for the General Longstreet Museum in Russellville was held on Thursday, October 13, 2011, according to the Citizens Tribune Newspaper in Morristown, Tn. The Museum is located inside the original Nenney family homestead where General James Longstreet, one of General Robert E. Lee’s most significant lieutenants in the Army of Northern Virginia, set up winter camp during 1864. The Museum will honor not only Longstreet, but also all Civil War actions that took place in the Lakeway Area. It has taken five years of dedication and hard work to make the Longstreet Headquarters site a reality.

The Lakeway Civil War Preservation Association (LCWPA) also helps preserve other historical sites in the Lakeway area like Bethesda Church, the Rose Center and the Bean Station and Bulls Gap battlefields.

The associations Board of Directors include Mike Beck, Reese Sexton, Terry Davenport, Wayne Pigman, Larry Baker, Ken Coffey, R. Jack Fishman, Bill Henderson, Stancil Ford, Robert Lydick, Thom Robinson, Denise Stapleton, Albert Samsel and Esco Jarnagin.

The LCWPA is a non-profit organization. They depend upon membership dues and donations to construct and operate the museum. They are asking for help thru membership which includes a newsletter, certificate of membership and four month subscription to The Civil War Courier. You are asked to send your application to the:

Lakeway Civil War Preservation Association,

P. O. Box 1301

Morristown, TN 37816.

Individual Membership is $25; Family Membership is $35;

Checks and credit cards are welcome. Donations in any amount are also appreciated. Donations are tax deductible.

The Civil War Preservation Association is a 501c3 and a Tennessee Charter. They also need volunteers who can serve as tour guides at the museum Guides may serve any schedule, and as many days as they choose. The museum will be open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays, 1 to 4.