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Fort Defiance to host Civil War Recruitment Day

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Experience history in action at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center’s Civil War Recruitment Day on Saturday, July 30th from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

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 and then drill with the soldiers before receiving their “discharge” papers.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center Recruitment Event to be held Saturday, July 30th.

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 www.cityofclarksville.com/fortdefiance or call 931.472.3351.

About Fort Defiance

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive CenterFort Defiance, which overlooks the confluence of the Red and Cumberland Rivers, was a cornerstone of the Confederate defense of the area and an important part of the eventual Union occupation of Clarksville.  In 1982, Judge and Mrs. Sam Boaz, donated the property to the City of Clarksville.

In 2008, the City secured a $2.2 million federal grant that was combined with local funding and the process of construction of the interpretive center and walking trails began. The more than 1,500-square-foot Center features exhibits about the local area and the fort during the Civil War.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center is open Monday-Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm during the Fall & Winter.


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