April 29 & 30, 2017
Hosted at Kings' Chapel / Arrington, TN
4980 Meadowbrook Blvd, Arrington, TN 37014 (Hwy 96 East)
Reenactment groups that have participated in the past include:
19th AL Civilian – Living History Village
The Confederate Belles of TN (host a tea on Saturday for all female reenactors)
1st TN, 5th TN, 46th TN, 5th KY CS, 19th AL CS, Elk River Rifles,
5th KY US, 9th KY US, 13th KY US, 6th KY US, 42nd Indiana US,
McClungs Battery, Ratledge Artillery, Porters Battery, Baxters Battery &
1st TN Cavalry, 6th Illinois Cavalry
President Jefferson & Varina Davis (CS)
General George Thomas (US)
General Robert E. Lee (CS)
Vintage Image Studios - Wendell Decker
LePierre Sutler - Hand crafted Leather
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 Sunday. There will be large areas set aside for military camps
in the nearby wooded areas. The event will have plenty of public parking.