INTO THE WILDERNESS CELEBRATES BLOUNTVILLE REENACTMENT

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INTO THE WILDERNESS CELEBRATES BLOUNTVILLE REENACTMENT

It takes a great deal of hard work to stage a Civil War battle scene, and even more work when you plan to set up camp and spend three days not only entertaining people but also educating the public about the Civil War and the battle that your reenactment group is working hard to bring to light.  

The Battle of Blountville, presented by the Department of East Tennessee reenacting will host the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Blountville Civil War Reenactment at Old Hawley Farm at 1173 Hawley Road in Blountville, Tennessee, September 28-30, 2018.  

 

The Into the Wilderness team plans to be on location to watch the Battle of Blountville to experience the sights and sounds of the Civil War in person. We wanted to send our congratulations to the organizers as well as the reenactors who are participating in the event and let them know we cannot wait to see them in action.

The fun begins on the 28th for local educators who want to plan field trips for their students to see the battle and experience an invigorating educational experience from 9:30 AM until 1:30 PM.  “Education Day” is free for students from across east Tennessee to attend.

Saturday and Sunday which include full reenactments will be open to the public with free admission for children under the age of six as well as military members and veterans. Admission for adults and children over the age of six on Saturday and Sunday is only $3.00 and gates open at 9:00 AM with a living history demonstration at 2:00 PM daily on Saturday and Sunday.

The event is being hosted by the Department of East Tennessee Reenacting, the Battle of Blountville Civil War Military Park Executive Committee and the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism.

This event is much more than a quick battle scene.  Spectators will be able to watch the reenactment of the Battle of Blountville but will also be able to take part in a great educational discussion on the past and see and hear the battle noises that those North and South soldiers may have experienced 155 years ago when the battle took place on September 22, 1863. You will also be able to see authentic Civil War camps, artillery, period artifacts and displays as well as the great Infantry and Cavalry soldiers as they battle the day away.

The Battle of Blountville has been listed as one of the top 26 battle reenactments of the year by thehistorylist.com.

You don’t want to miss out on the excitement of the Battle of Blountville. We know we sure don’t want to miss it and we’re excited to be able to see these great men and women in action!

 

For further information about the event, you can contact Phillip Bishop, (423) 782-9668; Richie Ireson (423) 292-3451; or Shelia Hunt (423) 323-4660.

 You can also check out the website at: http://www.battleofblountville.com/

Or follow the Battle of Blountville on Facebook at this link.


Map and Directions to Battle of Blountville

Can be found at this link

Angela Caito