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Farragut Museum wins grant for historic signage along greenway

Farragut Museum

The Farragut Museum has received a $500 historic preservation grant from the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable (KCWRT) to purchase and install interpretive signage on the planned Virtue Road Greenway site. The site is the former home of the Virtue Mill where the 17th Michigan Volunteer Regiment took a stand against Confederate forces on Nov. 16, 1863 as part of the Battle of Campbell Station. The Dot Kelley Preservation Grant awarded to the city is from a fund established in 2015. The Farragut Museum works to preserve the heritage of the community and features a remarkable collection of artifacts from the area, including an extensive collection of personal belongings of the town’s namesake, Admiral David Glasgow Farragut. A hero of the Civil War and first admiral of the U.S. Navy, Farragut grew up in the area that would eventually bear his name. The museum is housed within Farragut Town Hall.