Creed of the Living Historian
We are people to whom the past is forever speaking. We listen to it because we cannot help ourselves, for the past speaks to us with many voices. Far out of that dark nowhere, which is the time before we were born, men who were flesh of our flesh and bone of our bone, went through fire and storm to break a path to the future.
We are part of the future they died for. They are part of the past that brought the future. What they did – the lives they lived, the sacrifices they made, the stories they told and the songs they sung and finally, the deaths they died – make up a part of our own experience. We cannot cut ourselves off from it. It is as real to us as something that happened last week.
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AOT Mission Statement
The Armies of Tennessee is a Not-for Profit organization focused on preserving our history by educating the public on the history of the war of the countries of the American states through accurate, live and on site reenactments of battles and skirmishes that took place during the civil war years.