Fort Dickerson Living History Weekend Nov. 10-12

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
kfarley@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Fort Dickerson Living History Weekend Nov. 10-12

Posted: 11/09/2006
The Knoxville Civil War Round Table will be hosting their annual Living History Weekend, sponsored by the City of Knoxville, at Fort Dickerson Park located at 3000 Fort Dickerson Road just off Chapman Highway November 10-12, 2006.

Friday, November 10 is set aside for School Day. Area grade schools have been invited to attend a fun filled and educational experience, including medical and surgical demonstrations, artillery, infantry and cavalry demonstrations, and fascinating insights from local scholars and historians on the importance of Fort Dickerson and Knoxville during the War Between the States.

The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 11, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 12, and includes living history campsites, infantry drilling and firing, Civil War Music, Civil War Medicine Exhibit, Battle reenactments, cannon firings, refreshments and other activities.

See schedule of events below:

Saturday, November 11, 2006

10:00 a.m. - Camps open to Public
11:00 a.m. - Ladies Tea
11:30 a.m. - Infantry Drill12:00 p.m. - Civil War Arms by Gerald Augustus
12:30 p.m. - Medical & Surgical Demonstration by Ed Archer
1:00 p.m. - Artillery Demonstration (inside fort)
1:30 p.m. - History of Fort Dickerson (inside fort)
2:00 p.m. - Battle Of Fort Dickerson
3:00 p.m. - Pass In Review
3:30 p.m. - Civil War Medical Demonstration
4:30 p.m. - Camps close to public

Sunday, November 12, 2006

11:00 a.m. Camps open to Public
12:00 p.m. Civil War Arms by Gerald Augustus
12:30 p.m. - Infantry Drill
1:00 p.m. - Civil War Medical Demonstration
1:30 p.m. - History Siege Of Knoxville
2:00 p.m. - Civil War Skirmish
3:00 p.m. -Pass in Review
4:00 p.m. - Camps Close to Public