East Tennessee Revolutionary War Soldier Honored

South Knox County (WVLT) - East Tennessee is known for it's rich history involving many who settled here after fighting in the revolutionary war.

Tuesday, James Madison Crews, a revolutionary war soldier who settled in South Knox County in 1797, was honored for service to his country.

Volunteer TV's Alan Williams was master of ceremonies for the event.

Members of the Tennessee Sons of the Revolution in period dress, family and friends, and students from TSD gathered on crews property in the family cemetery to dedicate a headstone in his honor.

Crews fought in the battles of Saratoga, Edge Hill and many other skirmishes in helping America win independence.


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  • by Patricia Location: Seymour on Oct 10, 2007 at 11:26 PM
    Appreciate the coverage. We were there for the ceremony and thought it was a great event for the community. Thanks

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