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Fort Dickerson Living History Weekend

Living History weekend

Photos from past Fort Dickerson Living Weekends


2015 Event Schedule

November 13-15, 2015 - The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable and the City of Knoxville
will celebrate the Civil War Sesquicentennial as we present the KCWRT’s signature
event the 152nd Fort Dickerson Civil War Weekend, at Fort Dickerson Park. Join with
historians, authors and local reenacting units as we celebrate veterans, past and present.
This event commemorates the 152nd 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.
It will run from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 14, and from 10 a.m. until 4
p.m., Sunday, November 15. Activities will include living history campsites, infantry
drilling and firing, a Civil War medical and surgical exhibit, ladies fashions, battle
reenactments and much more. Visitors are invited to park for free at Disc Exchange,
across from Shoney's where they can ride a free shuttle to Fort Dickerson.
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.
More information about the Fort Dickerson Civil War Weekend can also be obtained by
Event Coordinators Perry Hill at 865-283-1691 Laura Reagan
George Lane

Tentative schedule of activities:
Saturday, November 14, 2015
10:00 am - Camps Open to Public
10:30 am- Ladies Fashions by Sandra Augustus
11:00 am – 152ndt Remembrance
11:30 am - Infantry Drill
12:00 pm - History of Fort Dickerson with Historian Dorothy Kelly
12:30 pm -Medical & Surgical Demonstration by Ed Archer
1:00 pm – Topographical Engineer Demonstration
1:30 pm - Civil War Arms by Gerald Augustus
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 15, 2015
10:00 am – Vesper Service
11:00 am – Camps Open to Public
11:00 am – Topographical Engineers
12:00 pm - History Siege Of Knoxville
12:30 pm - Infantry Drill
1:00 pm - Civil War Medical Demonstration
1:30 pm - Civil War Arms by Gerald Augustus
2:00 pm - Civil War Skirmish
3:00 pm - Pass in Review
4:00 pm - Camps Close to Public