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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Fort Defiance to host Civil War Recruitment Day


Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – Experience history in action at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center’s Civil War Recruitment Day on Saturday, August 29th from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Come spend the day as re-enactors conduct a historical “recruiting” event. Throughout the day children can visit the Commanding Officers to enlist into either the Confederate or Union Armies, drill with the soldiers before receiving their “discharge” papers.

Civil War Recruitment Day to be held at Fort Defiance August 29th.

Soldiers and ladies dressed in period uniforms and attire will be on site to share stories about what it was like to be a soldier or woman in the 19th century.

Greg Wernke will conduct two demonstrations entitled, “Papers Please” and “Tools of the Soldier”.

All ages are welcome, no registration is required.

For more information, please visit or call 931.472.3351.




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