Hiwasee River Heritage Center visitors read panels detailing the impact of the Civil War on the area. In the background hangs a large painting by renowned historical artist Don Troiani, depicting Union Gen. William T. Sherman as he departs the Henegar House, a Charleston landmark. Sherman used the home as a one of his headquarters during military operations in East Tennessee in late 1863.
Hiwasee River Heritage Center visitors read panels detailing the impact of the Civil War on the area. In the background hangs a large painting by renowned historical artist Don Troiani, depicting Union Gen. William T. Sherman as he departs the Henegar House, a Charleston landmark. Sherman used the home as a one of his headquarters during military operations in East Tennessee in late 1863.
Photo by Paul Leach .
published Friday, May 17th, 2013
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CHARLESTON, Tenn. — On Friday, the Hiwassee River Heritage Center — the product of the Charleston-Calhoun-Hiwassee Historical Society's two-year journey to create a site dedicated to preserving the region's history and culture — held its grand opening.

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