Preserving a piece of history and educating the public about Clarksville,Tennessee’s role in the Civil War…
19th Century Verbiage
A heavy, clumsy fellow; a sturdy drone; a clown.
"And lingering lubbers lose many a penny."
the The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center
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Second Monday of the Month, 6:30 pm
Pardue Church, 1895 Memorial Drive
March To The Past 2008
March To The Past
Fort Defiance Quick Facts
Fort Defiance was once known as Fort Sevier and again as Fort Bruce
The fort sits on a 200 foot high buff overlooking the Cumberland River
A gun platform facing north over-looked the Cumberland river, one gun platform faced west and another bomb-proof gun platform faced south. The main gate of the fort opened to the east.
When Fort Defiance fell to Union troops, the ironclad U.S.S. Cairo and the Conestoga were on the Cumberland River near Clarksville.
Fort Clark was situated on the opposite bank of the Red River from Fort Defiance.
Trenches inside the fort were constructed for communication and at least one powder magazine.
Local historians believe that there still may be one powder magazine under the mounds at Fort Defiance.
Retired Judge Sam Boaz preserved and donated the Fort Defiance site to Clarksville in the mid 1980's.
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