African-American troops recognized for Civil War efforts
(WBIR) Historic sites scattered through East Tennessee give visitors a gateway into the past.
"History, that is not studied, is lost forever," said Stephen Scruggs, a member of the Knoxville Re-Animation Coalition.
Dressed in a traditional soldier uniform, he and others took part in a once-in-a-lifetime ceremony on Saturday. It was a celebration to mark 150 years since the end of the civil war, but this year's anniversary brings honor to those whose efforts were once overlooked.
"They had a large part of the Civil War in Knoxville as well as they did in the entire country, the black troops," said Scruggs.