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159th Anniversary Reenactment: Civil War Battle of Blountville

September 24 - September 25

Battle of Blountville Reenactment

Civil War Battle of Blountville

159th Anniversary Reenactment

Old Hawley Farm, 1173 Hawley Road

Blountville, Tennessee 37617

September 24-25, 2022

See it firsthand… Old Hawley Farm will come alive with reenactors and historians alike as they recreate the September 1863 Civil War Battle of Blountville like you’ve never seen before!

Experience this award-winning event on September 24-25, 2022! This annual event is held on the beautiful 60-acre site known as Old Hawley Farm located at 1173 Old Hawley Road, Blountville, Tennessee. Deemed one of the top 20 reenactments in the U.S. for three years in a row, this special event also won a regional Pinnacle Award presented by northeast Tennessee Tourism Association in 2014.

The event is sponsored by the Department of East Tennessee Reenacting in association with the Battle of Blountville Civil War Military Park, and the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism.

The main Civil War battle reenactments will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with other activities going on throughout the weekend. Union and Confederate reenactors will perform continuous living history demonstrations throughout the event, including infantry, mounted cavalry and artillery drills. Visit authentic civil war encampments and see how the soldiers lived! Visit the Civil War medical tent and see equipment used by doctors and surgeons during the war.

Friday, September 23, is scheduled for a free Education Day for regional schools and home school groups and will be closed to the general public. Students will learn what life was like in the 1860s era. School Days generally allow students to visit a Civil War Field Hospital, learn about the various flags of the Civil War, learn about the uniforms and weapons used by both Union and Confederate soldiers, see a Civil War artillery display and various medical displays. Parents and teachers may schedule their group field trip to the reenactment by contacting the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism at (423) 323-4660.

Sunday morning activities include an outdoor period worship service beginning at 9 a.m. Enjoy other activities throughout the day, and stick around for the big Battle of Blountville Civil War Reenactment grand finale at 2 p.m. on Sunday!

Registration for Reenactors, Sutlers and Authentic Civilians can be found at: www.thedet.org

Admission on Saturday and Sunday is $3 dollars for adults(DET)

For additional information, please contact the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism at (423) 323-4660.

Photographs Credit to Shelia S. Hunt

Details

Start:
September 24
End:
September 25
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Organizer

Sullivan County Dept, of Archives & Tourism
Phone:
(423) 323-4660
Email:
shelia.hunt@sullivancountytn.gov
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