7th TN Cavalry
Battle of Triune
Living History Event and Battle Reenactment
April 12 & 13, 2014
Hosted at Kings' Chapel / Arrington, TN
4980 Meadowbrook Blvd, Arrington, TN 37014 (Hwy 96 East)
Look for updates for next year April 11 & 12, 2015
Over 250 Reenactors participated in a great event.
Reenactment groups that had members at the event were:
19th AL Civilian – Living History Village
9th KY US, 13th KY US with members of the 6th KY 27th AL and 35th AL
24th Battalion Tennessee Sharpshooters, Cleburne's Sharpshooters,
Maury Light Artillery, Porters Battery, Rutledges Artillery, 1st TN Heavy Artillery, McClungs Battery
7th TN Cavalry
Some of the Historical Impressionist that attended
General Ulysses S. Grant (US)
General George Thomas (US)
General Robert E. Lee (CSA), Saturday Only
General Bedford Forrest (CSA)
General Patrick Cleburne (CSA) Sunday Only
Sutlers who set-up shop were:
The Irish Lady Sutler
One of our sponsors just published a book: Greg Wade
Franklin resident Gregory L. Wade has released his first novel,
“Broken Valley,” a story of life behind the Civil War lines in the Sequatchie Valley near Chattanooga.
Wade will sign copies of the book at Landmark Booksellers on May 3 from 3 to 5 p.m
Greg Wade is the founder of the Franklin Civil War Round Table. He is on the staff of the Civil War News and has written for numerous history related publications, newspapers and Internet sites. Wade has served as President of Save the Franklin Battlefield and is currently a board member of Franklin’s Charge. He has reenacted with both Federal and Confederate units and has assisted the City of Franklin with various archeological surveys.
Civilian Camps, Saturday Lecture and Historical Church Service on Sunday
Camps open to the public from 11:00 AM til 4:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday
Triune was a thriving area of Middle Tennessee prior to the Civil War and was occupied
by Federal troops in January 1863. There was a battle on Dec 27, 1862 as Confederate
brigades under General Braxton Bragg encountered Federal troops on their way to
Murfreesboro for what would be the Battle of Stones River a few days later. After Confederate
forces were defeated at Triune, the Federal Army occupied the area and erected fortifications.
Between April and June 1863 there were several cavalry skirmishes lead by
General Bedford Forrest. The local people resisted Federal occupation and many
were detained. Many of the area homes and churches were destroyed by fires
during these military actions of 1863.
Triune is an unincorporated town that has gas stations/convenience stores
and a saddle/gun shop (that sells black power for cannons). Today, in the
local area, there are still sections of the Federal trenches on private property.
Kings' Chapel is a housing community in Arrington, TN with over 600 acres of open and wooded land
available for this event. The historical church building will be the location for the Living History
provided by the 19th AL Civilian Corps. There will also be several lectures and a Civil War era
church service on Saturday and Sunday. There will be large areas set aside for military camps
in the nearby wooded areas. The event will have plenty of public parking.