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The Battle of Fort Sanders- 150th Re-enactment


Event Dates: October 10, 2013 - October 13, 2013

Description of Event

The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sanders will feature re-enactors, encampments, oral histories, and demonstrations on a 140 acre farm that is a built to scale of the battleground.  On 10/10- Schools and children tours are available; 10/11 is Commeration Day of this decisive battle of the Knoxville campaign pitting Longsteet against Burnside; re-enactments of the Battle of Campbell station are scheduled for 2PM on both 10/12 and 10/13 with the Battle of Fort Sanders scheduled for 4PM on 10/12 and 10/14. 

Participating re-enactors may camp on site and a dress ball will be held. 

Admission Fee (if any): $8.00 per person, $30.00 maximum per family

Ages Festival is Appropriate For: all

How to Get There

From West Knoxville:

•Take I-640 to the Knoxville Mall Exit.

•Take this exit and turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto Washington Pike.

•Turn Right at the second light (at Target).  Note: this is still Washington Pike.

•Go 11.7 miles to entrance to parking area.  This is just past where Circle Road intersects Washington Pike on the right (stay on Washington Pike).

•Turn right into parking area and follow the directions of person there.

From East Knoxville:

•Take the Rutledge Pike exit from I-40 (the Knoxville Zoo exit) and head out of town.

•Go 11.8 miles on Rutledge Pike to Circle Rd.

•Turn left on Circle Rd and proceed until it intersects with Washington Pk. ( about 2.1 miles)

•Take a right onto Washington Pike

•Turn right into parking area in about 0.1 mile and follow the directions of person there.

 ADA Accessibility Notes
parking available
 Pet Friendly Notes
No pets

For More Information, Contact:

Smiley Clapp
6704 Circle Rd, Corryton, TN 37721
(865) 687-2978

Barron Wheeler wrote on October 10, 2013: My great grandfather, Charles Oliver Wheeler was in the 2nd South Carolina Infantry under General Longstreet at the battle. He had been wounded at Gettysburg and had just rejoined his unit between Chattanooga and Knoxville. Barron Wheeler

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Latitude: 36.137414000
Longitude: -83.748184000
Elevation: 996 FT (304 M)
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