(C)2013 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL Ladies dressed in Southern-style gowns from the Civil War era chat with a Union soldier re-enactor prior to the unveiling of a marker commemorating the Battle of Fair Garden. From left, the belles are Theresa Williams, Judy Williams, Jan Paynter, Jennifer Potter, Katharine Bowers, and Miriam Paynter.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-04-11 10:15:11)
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

SEVIERVILLE-Tennessee Commissioner of Tourism Susan Whitaker had high praise for Sevier Countians on Friday at the unveiling of a Civil War marker commemorating the Battle of Fair Garden.

Whitaker led a delegation of officials and citizens gathered on the Sevier County Walters State Community College campus for the ceremony.

"Sevier County values its heritage," Whitaker said. "They know and love their history here. That's evident in the effort that goes into the preparation for events such as these. This is just an example of the area's rich history."

The marker is one of hundreds being erected across the South in recognition of events and people connected with the Civil War. "This sesquicentennial project is bringing millions of people to Tennessee to learn what happened here," Whitaker continued.

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