April 11 & 12, 2015
Hosted at Kings' Chapel / Arrington, TN
4980 Meadowbrook Blvd, Arrington, TN 37014 (Hwy 96 East)
Reenactment groups that will have members at the event are:
19th AL Civilian – Living History Village
The Confederate Belles of TN (will host a tea on Saturday for female reenactors)
1st TN, 5th TN, 46th TN & Elk River Rifles,
9th KY US, 13th KY US with members of the 6th KY, 123rd NY
McClungs Battery, Ratledge Artillery, Porters Battery, Baxters Battery & Schodfields Battery
Some of the Historical Impressionist that are attending
General George Thomas (US)
General Bedford Forrest (CSA)
General Robert E. Lee (CSA)
Civilian Camps, Saturday Lecture and Historical Church Service on Sunday
Camps open to the public from 10:00 AM til 4:00 PM on Saturday and til 2:00 PM on 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.