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Tennessee archivists to record Civil War artifacts in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND, TN (Times Free Press) -

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — State archivists will be on hand this week at the Museum Center at Five Points to digitally record Civil War memorabilia presented by local residents.

"The Civil War was a major event in our state's history, so we need to take appropriate steps to make sure these treasures are properly preserved for future generations," Secretary of State Tre Hargett said in a recent announcement.

The event, which will be conducted by representatives of the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum, will use some of the recorded documents, photographs and artifacts in an online exhibit titled "Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee."

"It's a different way of collecting history," said Wayne Moore, assistant state archivist. "For many Tennesseans, heritage is important and people have held onto family items."

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