Despite the federal government shutdown, organizers of the 2013 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event in Chattanooga report that events will go on as planned this week.
Space is limited, but you may check on availability by calling 615-532-7520 or visiting www.friendsofchch.org. All events take place at the Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza.
Panelists will include Civil War historians from the Chattanooga area and elsewhere.
Today, Oct. 10
7 p.m. "Occupation & Liberation" keynote address by Amy Murrell Taylor
Friday, Oct. 11
10 a.m. Occupation & Liberation opening ceremony
1:30 p.m. Symposium Session 1: Battles for Chattanooga, featuring Peter Cozzens, Brooks Simpson, Wiley Sword and moderator Glenn Robertson
7 p.m. Concert by Civil War music historian Bobby Horton
Saturday, Oct. 12
9 a.m. Symposium Session 2: Military Strategy in the Civil War, featuring James L. McDonough, Richard McMurry, Glenn Robertson and moderator Sam Elliott
11 a.m. Bus tours of Chickamauga Battlefield with Glenn Robertson (5.5 hours, $30), Lookout Mountain with Jim Ogden (5.5 hours, $30) or Orchard Knob/Missionary Ridge with Anton Heinlein (2 hours, $20), lunch included; call 423-648-5623 for tickets or purchase online
1 p.m. Symposium Session 3: Commemoration & Memorialization, featuring Antoinette Van Zelm, Norman Hill, Traci Nichols and moderator Carroll Van West
3 p.m. Bus tour of Chattanooga National Cemetery and Chattanooga Confederate Cemetery (1.5 hours, $20); call 423-648-5623 for tickets or purchase online
For more information on Tennessee's Civil War Sesquicentennial, visit www.tncivlwar150.com or download a free iPhone app at www.itunes.apple.com/us/app/tennessee-civil-war-150.