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Civil War Tinctures, Salves, Pills and Teas

On Saturday, October 22nd at 1:00 PM, Sylvia Britton will be presenting a demonstration and talk on Civil War herbal medicines.

Patent medicine was difficult to obtain in the south during the Civil War because of Union blockades. Both civilian and army doctors utilized herbs in many forms to treat illness and injury.

Discussion will include information on and a demonstration of the making and use of herbs in tinctures, salves, pills and teas during the Civil War period.

Admission is free.



Sevier Days

Join us for Sevier Days at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center

Friday, September 16 • 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, September 17 • 10:00am-3:00pm

Fee: Free
Come see 18th century frontier life in action featuring blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, food preparation, and more. Don’t miss the reenactment between Chickamauga Chief, Doublehead, and Valentine Sevier


The 2016 Friends of Ft. Defiance Ball





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2016 Civil War Ball - Ft Defiance

















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