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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to commemorate the 153rd Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center February 21st

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – On Saturday, February 21st from 10:00am to 4:00pm, the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a living history event to commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville.

Come see uniformed Civil War re-enactors from Baxter’s Battery who will provide living history and musket firing demonstrations.

153rd Anniversary Commemoration of the Surrender of Clarksville

Musket firing demonstrations will take place at 11:00am and 2:00pm.

Visitors can also tour the permanent exhibit which includes the 18-minute film, “Crossroads of Change 1861-1865”.

The surrender of Clarksville was a significant event in our Civil War history. Once Fort Defiance and the city fell, there was nothing to stop Union gunboats from capturing Nashville, which was the first Confederate state capital to fall to the North. Upon the surrender, the citizens of Clarksville endured four years of Union occupation.

This event is free and open to the public.

For a more information, please visit www.fortdefianceclarksville.com or call 931.472.3351.


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