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Civil War in Georgia, Week 26: Ominous portents

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 10/23/2014 9:29:00 PM

“We won’t starve in Georgia.” Meanwhile, Hood moved his own army westward, inching ever closer to the Tennessee River. Leaving their camp at Gadsden, Ala., on Oct. 22, the Southern soldiers moved to Brooksville, then Somerville. Resting for two

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EDITORIALLY SPEAKING — Three Forks gateway to the world

Muskogee Phoenix

Date: 10/23/2014 6:54:00 PM

The Great Loop extends through the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Hudson River, Erie Canal, Great Lakes, Illinois River, Upper Mississippi, Lower Mississippi or Inland Rivers, Tennessee River, Gulf Intracoastal, Gulf of Mexico, and Okeechobee Waterway

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150 years after Battle of Decatur, residents plan to commemorate pivotal clash with living-history events

Al.com

Date: 10/23/2014 3:19:00 PM

John Bell Hood attempted to move his army across the Tennessee River to re-take Nashville while the Union garrison fought to thwart Hood's efforts. To commemorate the bloody battle, which resulted in 450 Confederate casualties and 155 Federal casualties

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Jimmy White: Looking ahead to the playoffs

Montgomery Advertiser

Date: 10/23/2014 2:48:00 PM

There is nothing like having some of Calhoun’s ribs overlooking the beautiful Tennessee River then taking the short walk to the stadium. The last trip I took prior to my retirement was a trip to Knoxville to see those customers and say goodbye

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KAB board elects its officers for coming year

Cleveland Daily Banner

Date: 10/23/2014 1:55:00 PM

The board also recounted the progress of a recent event called the Tennessee River Rescue that had volunteers cleaning up around Mouse Creek. The trash collected by the group included only three old tires. “That’s great,” said Joanne Maskew

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• River: Tennessee River
• Surface Area: 67,100 Acres
• Shoreline: 899 Miles
• Length: 74 Miles
• Volume: 1,050,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 29,590 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 16 Feet
Wheeler Lake is the second-largest lake on the Tennessee River in Northern Alabama, second only to Guntersville Lake, its immediate upstream neighbor. Wheeler Lake is also bordered by Wilson Lake on its downstream side. The lake was constructed by the Tennessee Valley Authority just prior to World War II as a means of hydroelectric generation and flood control, as well as to facilitate navigation along the Tennessee River. Today the lake is mostly popular for recreation purposes and barge traffic. The name of this impoundment comes from Civil War general Joseph 'Fightin' Joe Wheeler, who frequented the area during the war and later returned to the area to live.
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