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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor
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For Immediate Release
Living History Weekend at Fort Dickerson Park
Fort Dickerson Park
November 9, 2011 - The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable will present its annual Living History Weekend, at Fort Dickerson Park on November 12-13, 2011, to celebrate veterans, past and present. The event commemorates the 148th Anniversary of the Siege of Knoxville.

The free event is sponsored by the City of Knoxville's Parks and Recreation Department and hosted by the Civil War Roundtable. Fort Dickerson Park is located just off Chapman Highway in South Knoxville at 3000 Fort Dickerson Road.

The Living History Weekend will run from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 12, and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Sunday, November 13.

Activities will include living history campsites, infantry drilling and firing, a Civil War medical and surgical exhibit, ladies fashions, battle reenactments, cannon firings, and much more. Visitors are invited to park for free at the Disc Exchange across from Shoney's, where they can ride a free shuttle to the top of Fort Dickerson Park.

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, the other two 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.

For more information on Fort Dickerson Park, please visit www.cityofknoxville.org/parks . For more information on this event as well as Civil War history in Knoxville, please visit. http://www.discoveret.org/kcwrt.

More information about the Fort Dickerson Living History Weekend may also be obtained by contacting: event coordinator George Lane at 414-1527 or at geohlane@gmail.com or re-enactor coordinators Kenneth Doss at kdoss@aol.com or Perry Hill at 1stlt63rdtn@bellsouth.net.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:

Saturday, November 12, 2011
10:00 am - Camps open to public
10:30 am- Lady's Fashions
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
1:30 pm - History of Fort Dickerson
2:00 pm - Battle Of Fort Dickerson
3:00 pm - Pass In Review (Special Commemoration)
3:30 pm - Civil War Medical Demonstration
4:30 pm - Camps close to public

Sunday, November 13, 2011
10:00 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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