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History Group Works at Fort Donelson

Five history professors and seven student members of Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society, Inc.) did a service project on November 9, 2005, at Fort Donelson National Battlefield as a part of Union University’s third annual “Day of Remembrance.” Participants planted trees and cleaned gravestones at the park’s national cemetery. In the afternoon the group did a battle-site tour that climaxed in a visit to the battlefield museum.

Last year history faculty and Phi Alpha Theta students completed a service project and tour at Shiloh National Military Park. In both outings, participants were able to contribute to the maintenance of an important historical site and learn about its place in the history of America.


Photos From Fort Donelson


History faculty and Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society) students who participated in Union’s Day of Remembrance service project at Civil War battle site of Fort Donelson on November 9, 2005, are: (front row, left to right) Dr. Stephen Carls, Bethany Kossick, Heather Tobe, Jennifer May, and Cassie Harris; (back row, left to right) Professor Keith Bates, Natalie Treece, Dr. Terry Lindley, Dr. Judy LeForge, Sharon Hart, Jared Myracle, and Dr. David Thomas.


Mr. Steven McCoy (right), Park Superintendent, welcomes Union history faculty and Phi Alpha Theta students to Fort Donelson National Battlefield on November 9, 2005. Day of Remembrance participants pictured in the photo are (left to right) Jared Myracle, Dr. Terry Lindley, Professor Keith Bates, Cassie Harris, Dr. Stephen Carls, and Jennifer May.


Sharon Hart gets a tree ready to plant in the ground in the cemetery at Fort Donelson on November 9, 2005. She and other Phi Alpha Theta students went with history faculty members to the Civil War battlefield of Fort Donelson to do a service project as a part of Union’s Day of Remembrance.


Heather Tobe digs a hole for the planting of a tree at Fort Donelson National Cemetery on November 9.


Phi Alpha Theta member Cassie Harris cleans gravestones in the national cemetery at Fort Donelson on November 9.


Phi Alpha Theta member Jared Myracle finishes planting a tree in the picnic area of Fort Donelson National Battlefield on November 9.


Sharon Hart uses a spotting device to observe a bald eagle’s nest at Fort Donelson on November 9. Behind her are (left to right) Dr. David Thomas, Heather Tobe (seated) and Dr. Judy LeForge.


Bethany Kossick looks through a spotting device at Fort Donelson on November 9 to observe a bald eagle’s nest.


Dr. David Thomas and Jennifer May read a marker that explains a part of the Civil War battle at Fort Donelson.


Jennifer May (left to right), Dr. David Thomas, and Sharon Hart look at a Civil War Confederate cannon on the Cumberland River at Fort Donelson National Battlefield on November 9.


History faculty and Phi Alpha Theta students who toured the Fort Donelson Visitor Center before returning to Jackson on November 9 are: (standing, left to right) Dr. Stephen Carls, Dr. Judy LeForge, Natalie Treece, Jennifer May, Professor Keith Bates, Dr. Terry Lindley, and Sharon Hart; (kneeling, left to right) Heather Tobe, Bethany Kossick, and Dr. David Thomas.

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