On December 9, 2012, at 3:00 p.m., the Franklin Civil War Round Table will present Myers Brown, curator of extension services at the Tennessee State Museum, who will speak on “The War of 1812 and the Civil War.”
Tennessee played a major role in the War of 1812, which propelled Tennesseans including Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, Sequoyah and David Crockett to national prominence. This set the stage for Tennessee’s part as the nation moved towards Civil War over the next 50 years. As a member of the Tennessee War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee, Brown will also discuss current plans to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 in the Volunteer State.
Brown holds a B.A. in History from Oglethorpe University and an M.A. in Public History from Middle Tennessee State University. He has served as the curator of military history at the Atlanta History Center and as the curator of the General Joe Wheeler Home in Courtland, Al. He joined the staff of the Tennessee State Museum as curator of extension services in 2005.
Brown has published articles or book reviews in Military Collector and Historian, Blue and Gray, History News, The Georgia Historical Quarterly, Atlanta History, Civil War: A Journal of the Middle Period, and The Historian. His has written two books in the Images of America series, Tennessee’s Union Cavalrymen, and Tennessee Confederates.