The Blount Mansion Association is pleased to present the first annual History Suppers Events for 2015. These events will feature historians and authors speaking about topics related to Blount Mansion and Knoxville’s history. Supper is included at these events and a cash bar will be available. Costs: $65 per person per event.
February 3, 2015 – 6pm
Belle Boyd, Confederate Spy
Location: Boyd’s Jig and Reel
101 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902
Belle Boyd, a spy for the Confederacy, stayed in Knoxville at the Blount Mansion with her relatives during the Civil War. Learn more about the woman, her life and times, and Knoxville during the Civil War at Boyd’s Jig and Reel in the Old City.
RSVP By January 30, 2015 – spaces are limited.
March 23, 2015-6 p.m.
John Bell Hood and the Civil War in Tennessee
Location: The Grill at Highland’s Row
4705 Old Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
History Press, Inc. reviews the content of Knight’s Hood’s Tennessee Campaign by saying of the battles: “The Tennessee Campaign of November and December 1864 was the Southern Confederacy’s last significant offensive operation of the Civil War. General John Bell Hood of the Confederate Army of Tennessee attempted to capture Nashville, the final realistic chance for a battlefield victory against the Northern juggernaut. Hood’s former West Point instructor, Major General George Henry Thomas, led the Union force, fighting those who doubted him in his own army as well as Hood’s Confederates. Through the bloody, horrific battles at Spring Hill, Franklin and Nashville and a freezing retreat to the Tennessee River, Hood ultimately failed. Civil War historian James R. Knight chronicles the Confederacy’s last real hope at victory and its bitter
Cost is $65 per person per event.
Please RSVP by calling Blount Mansion at (865) 525-2375.