147th Civil War Re-enactment

147th Civil War Re-enactment

Weekend Details...

DATE: Saturday, October 15th – Sunday Octobr 16th

PLACE: Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37064

Civil War re-enactment with soldiers in traditional Civil War dress, encampments, sutlers (a civilian merchant who sells provisions to an army in the field), lectures and demonstrations held at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm

· Event open to public; SAT – 10am to 5pm, and, SUN – 11am to 4pm

· Reenactments of the Battle of Franklin both days; 2pm SAT and 130pm on SUN

· Admission is $5.00 per person per day with children age 6 and under admitted for free

· Large area on park property for spectator parking, including specialized handi-capped parking area

· Last year’s two day event witnessed over 4000 spectators. Those attending this year encouraged to arrive early to allow for parking,   visiting the Union and Confederate soldier camps, and taking in the various Civil War Period sutlers; selling wares available to soldiers of   the time period.

· Several modern food vendors on-site

· Encourage spectators to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets to view battle reenactment

· This year’s battlefield to be twice the size and scope of the 2010 event

· Large presence of artillery, cavalry, and infantry, both Union & Confederate

· All Franklin City Park rules apply to include no alcohol sold or brought on-site


· 10:00am / Event site opens to the public
· 10:00am / US & CS camps open for the public to view soldier life up close
· 10:30am – 1:45pm / Activities Tent programs. Including presentations by individuals impersonating; General Robert E. Lee,   Mrs. Robert E. Lee, Mrs. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and others. Presentation and discussion of Civil War surgical herbs,   and, the role of artillery  in the war.
· Keynote speaker: Eric Jacobson, Chief Operating Officer and Historian for the Battle of Franklin Trust and author of “For   Cause & For   Country” and the soon to be released, “Baptism of Fire”.
· 2:00pm – 3:00pm / Battle of Franklin Reenactment
· 3:00pm – 5:00pm / US & CS camps open to the public
· 5:00pm / Event closes to the public


· 11:00am / Event site opens to the public
· 11:00am / US & CS Camps open to the public to view soldier life up close
· 11:30am / Civil War period church service open to spectators at activity tent
· 1:30pm – 230pm / Battle of Franklin Reenactment
· 4:00pm / Event closes to the public


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