event schedule

 

October 10-13, 2013


Thursday, October 10, 2013         Student Days

9:00 AM             Site opens

9:30 - 1:00          Presentations to pre-registered students.


                         

Friday, October 11, 2013            Commemoration Day

9:00 AM             Site opens

9:30 - 1:00PM    Presentations to pre-registered students

1:00PM                     Site open free to public


Activities and displays in Big tent.

1:00     Dr. Earl Hess - The research behind his new book The Knoxville Campaign.

2:00     Dr. Joan Markel - Photographs and social history in Knoxville during the war.                             

3:00     Archaeologist Michael Angst shares findings and state of the art technology used in local Civil War projects.

1:00 - 3:00    Civil War Maps - Graphic exhibit and sales - Charles Reeves.



4:00     Knox County Commemoration Ceremony


  1. BulletPerformance by the Olde Towne Brass

  2. BulletIntroduction of honored guests

  3. BulletStatements by the Honorable Mayor of Knox County Tim Burchett

  4. BulletPresentation of proclamation recognizing 150th Anniversary of Battle of Fort Sanders.

  5. BulletMarching units of both armies pass in review


Saturday, October 12, 2013     150th Anniversary Re-enactment

10:00AM     Site Opens

Activities in Big Tent 


10:30                Women of the Civil War by Karen Peterman.

                          Portrayal of Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee by Mary Ann O’Neal

11:30                Olde Towne Brass performance

12 -1PM           Meet the Generals- Re-enactors with uncanny resemblances to Civil War generals

                          provide insight into the men they portray.

1PM                 Abraham Lincoln presentation by Dennis Boggs

                         Frederick O. Douglas presentation by Michael Crutcher.


Other Activities (Most of these will be continuous and ongoing from 10 AM to 1:45 PM)

  1. BulletCivil War Small Arms Exhibit- Gerald Augustus

  2. BulletCivil War Medicine Demonstration- Ed Archer

  3. BulletWagon Ride Tour of Site with Docent explaining the camps, the fort, the battles, etc

  4. BulletPresentation about life in during the Winter of 1863

  5. BulletDrill by Confederate Soldiers at their camp

  6. BulletGuided walking tour to Fort,  the Confederate Encampment and the Union Encampment

  7. BulletVisit Sutler tents and other exhibit tents

  8. BulletBoth Civil War and Modern Food Available


2PM Battle of Campbell’s Station

Both armies race for a cross roads.  If Longstreet gets there first, Burnside’s defense of Knoxville will be finished.  This is a constantly moving battle.  Cavalry, artillery and infantry on both sides are all tested in their ability to keep the battle in their front and away from their flanks.


4PM Battle of Fort Sanders

Infantry and artillery take center stage on this landscape.  There is nothing fancy about an attack on an earthwork.  Ground charges and aerial burst precede the Confederate assault on fort.


5:00PM        Site closes


Sunday, October 13, 2013       150th Anniversary Re-enactment         


10:00AM        Site Opens


ACTIVITIES IN THE BIG TENT


10:30AM                Church Service

12 Noon - 1P          Meet the Generals

1 PM                       Lincoln portrayal by Dennis Boggs.

                                Frederick O. Douglas portrayal by Michael Crutcher.


Other Activities (Most of these will be continuous and ongoing from 10 AM to 1:45 PM)

  1. BulletCivil War Small Arms Exhibit- Gerald Augustus

  2. BulletCivil War Medicine Demonstration- Ed Archer

  3. BulletWagon Ride Tour of Site with Docent explaining the camps, the fort, the battles, etc

  4. BulletPresentation about life in during the Winter of 1863

  5. BulletDrill by Confederate Soldiers at their camp

  6. BulletGuided walking tour to Fort,  the Confederate Encampment and the Union Encampment

  7. BulletVisit Sutler tents and other exhibit tents

  8. BulletBoth Civil War and Modern Food Available


2PM Battle of Campbell’s Station

4PM Battle of Fort Sanders


6:00PM        Site Closes