On January 8, 1815, Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson lead a ragtag group of American soldiers to an unlikely victory in the Battle of New Orleans. Nobody could have known it at the time, but that win propelled Jackson to become the first self-made man in the White House and helped him change the nature of presidential campaigns.
Of all the tokens of appreciation governments sent him after the Battle of New Orleans, a small gold box, about the size of a deck of cards, was one of only five Jackson mentioned in his will. The snuff box was recently returned to Jackson's home, but for years, it seemed the box might never leave the Hermitage at all.
A new job training from Vanderbilt has Tennessee business leaders learning from the mistakes of Confederate generals in the Civil War.
More than a century after her death, some of Adelicia Acklen's most personal possessions are returning to Nashville's Belmont Mansion: family portraits that hung in the most private rooms of the house, the jewelry box she would have used each day, even toothbrush cases made of fine china.
Wayne Brezinka's multi-media portrait is partly constructed of historical artifacts from the 1860s.
As President Obama will be in Nashville today, we remember another presidential visit from 40 years ago: a celebration with a side of Watergate.
This year marks a half-century since Father Ryan's basketball team first took the court with an integrated team. Willie Brown was a junior at the time.
Most Civil War monuments were built long after the fighting ended. But roughly 150 years ago, a group of soldiers from Ohio and Indiana honored their fallen comrades with a substantial stone structure that still stands on the outskirts of Murfreesboro.
It’s been four decades since one of Nashville’s war heroes made it home from Vietnam. The late Rear Admiral William Lawrence spent more than 2-thousand days as a prisoner of war in the notorious “Hanoi Hilton.” He came back with a gift for his home state.
The Music City Center is Nashville's largest public building project, costing at least $585 million. Here's a look back at previous major projects and their cost to taxpayers.
The Metro Arts Commission is hoping for a strong turnout this week at a workshop about Nashville’s Civil Rights history. The next piece of public art is meant to honor the lunch counter sit ins of the 60s, and officials say public input is a key piece of getting it right.
A hero of the Civil Rights movement is donating a massive trove of personal letters and memorabilia to Vanderbilt University. Reverend James Lawson was once kicked out of Vanderbilt for his role in Nashville's historic lunch-counter sit-ins. Lawson says he’s wanted the school to have the collection for decades.
The document that freed thousands of Southern slaves 150 years ago is at the Tennessee State Museum this week. The original Emancipation Proclamation is the centerpiece of an exhibit on Civil War history that opened Tuesday.
If one Tennessee legislator gets his way, federal agents could be arrested for enforcing any potential assault weapons ban. But the concept of a state trying to cancel out federal measures was already tried 180 years ago. And the president who squashed that effort was one of Nashville’s most famous residents.
Tomorrow marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. President Abraham Lincoln’s executive order is commonly thought of as being responsible for freeing America’s slaves, but the truth is more complex, especially in Tennessee.
When President Abraham Lincoln needed to bolster public opinion at the end of 1862, his best hope was a Civil War victory in the heart of Tennessee.
A life size bronze statue of publisher R.H. Boyd has been stolen and detectives with Metro Police are offering a cash reward for information.
Tennessee’s original, handwritten Constitutions will be exhibited later this week to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the state’s Supreme Court Building.
Demonbreun Street is named for Jacques-Timothée Boucher, Sieur de Montbrun--better known as Timothy Demonbreun. His Nashville story doesn’t begin on a battlefield or a plantation. It starts in a cave, hidden below an industrial park off Lebanon Pike.