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Shop Small!

Shop Small 010Saturday November 29th Shop Hometown Camden and Benton County – Welcome to our Neighborhood Promotion

Birdsong Resort, Marina and Lakeside RV Campground along with The Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Museum, Tour and Jewelry Showroom kicked off the Open House for SHOP SMALL NOV. 29 promotion in conjunction with sponsor American Express. Pictured from left to right in the background is Lynnette Douglas, Judy Morgan and Diane Holland displaying the give away SHOP SMALL canvas totes while Owners Bob Keast and Judy Tucker are placing the floor mats getting ready for all the shoppers. “ I am excited!” say Judy.
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Southwind Band Rocks The House

kim-lisaBirdsong Resort & Marina’s staff members Kim Hensley and Lisa Malin working the door at Birdsong Resort last Friday night while “Southwind Band “(Syndicate of Soul) rocked on to a packed house! The crowd enjoyed great classics such as “Brick House” and many more!

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Just Upriver of the Battle of Johnsonville

civil_war_tourYou could call it a tale of two banks. On Nov. 4, 1864, C.S. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s cavalry shelled the Federal depot at Johnsonville on the Tennessee River’s east bank five miles northeast of this marker, turning it into a mile-long inferno. Most of its military supplies were torched, more than 30 boats burnt.

Damages totaled $2.2 million, which in 2007 would be worth almost $37 million. “We had all the boats in full blast burning, making the prettiest sight man ever saw on the river,” Forrest’s lieutenant, C.S. Gen. Tyree Bell, would later say.

On the west bank of the Tennessee River, residents of Birdsong Creek and other communities cheered the resurrection of the ‘Confederate Navy,’ as Forrest’s victorious cavalry marched south with the flag of the captured-then-sunk U.S.S. Undine. It was the first – and so far, only – time in recorded history that a cavalry defeated a navy.
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