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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor
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For Immediate Release
Fort Dickerson Living History Weekend
Fort DickersonNovember 5, 2007 - The Knoxville Civil War Round Table will present its annual Living History Weekend at Fort Dickerson Park November 9-11.

The park is located just off Chapman Highway in South Knoxville at 3000 Fort Dickerson Road.

This free event is hosted by the Civil War Round Table and sponsored by the City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation Division.

It will run from 10 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 10, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 11 and will include living history campsites, infantry drilling and firing, a Civil War medical and surgical exhibit, battle reenactments, cannon firings, and other activities.

Fort Dickerson was one of sixteen earthen forts and battery positions surrounding Knoxville that were built by the United States Army during the Civil War.
It was one of three constructed upon the heights across the Holston (now Tennessee) River from Knoxville with the others being Fort Stanley and Fort Higley.

The middle fort was named for Captain Jonathan C. Dickerson, 112th Illinois Mounted Infantry, who was killed in action near Cleveland Tennessee.

Friday, November 9 is School Day and area grade schools have been invited to attend a fun-filled and educational experience, including medical and surgical demonstrations, artillery, infantry and cavalry demonstrations, and fascinating insights from local scholars and historians on the importance of Fort Dickerson and Knoxville during the Civil War.

For more information on this event as well as Civil War History in Knoxville, go to
http://www.discoveret.org/kcwrt/

For questions concerning the Fort Dickerson Living History contact: Event Coordinator Laura Reagan at reagansecesh@aol.com or 865-828-8752 or Reenactor Coordinator Ken Doss at kendoss@aol.com or 865-386-0797

Tentative schedule of activities follows:

Saturday, November 10, 2007

10:00 am - Camps open to public
11:00 am - Remembrance
11:30 am - Infantry Drill
12:00 pm - Civil War Arms by Gerald Augustus
12:30 pm - Medical & Surgical Demonstration by Ed Archer
1:00 pm - Artillery Demonstration (inside fort)
1:30 pm - History of Fort Dickerson (inside fort)
2:00 pm - Battle Of Fort Dickerson
3:00 pm - Pass In Review
3:30 pm - Civil War Medical Demonstration
4:30 pm - Camps close to public

Sunday, November 11, 2007
11:00 am - Camps open to Public
12:00 pm - Civil War Arms by Gerald Augustus
12:30 pm - Infantry Drill
1:00 pm - Civil War Medical Demonstration
1:30 pm - History Siege Of Knoxville
2:00 pm - Civil War Skirmish
3:00 pm - Pass in Review
4:00 pm - Camps Close to Public

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