Veteran’s Day Ball Photographs!

If you had your pictures made at the Friends of Fort Defiance Veteran’s Day Ball, you can see them at this url and order copies from Jessica Gilliam.


Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

First, please let me apologize for my tardiness in having these pictures to you. I stated that they would be ready in 2 weeks, but they were not. I am sorry for the delay.

Here is the link to view all of the photos Fort Defiance Civil War Ball 2010

Due to the amount of photos being uploaded, I had to upload at a lower quality. The preview photos on my website will give you an idea of the quality of the photos. Also, please understand that these are for viewing only and are still under copyright. Once you have purchased your photo you may share it as you please.

Along with the link to view ALL of the photos I am enclosing with this e-mail my Photo Order Form. If you wish to purchase any prints please print and fill out the order form, and mail it to the address listed on the form WITH your amount paid in full. I will not be able to process any orders unless I have the full amount in either check or cash form so please mail that in with your order form.

For each print there is a duplicate in Sepia. When ordering, if you wish to have your print in Black and White, please specify which print in the “Add. Info” box. Also, you will notice for the first 3 photos there is a color copy, a sepia copy and a sepia copy with a shading (vignette) around the edges. If you want your portrait to have a vignette, please specify that in the “Add. Info” box.

If you wish to order and do not own a printer, please e-mail or telephone me your address so I can mail an Order Form out to you.

I so enjoyed going through these and seeing how much fun you all had! It was a privilege to be able to capture these moments for you all.

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
~Ansel Adams
(615) 944-1088

Ft. Defiance Encampment and Ball

Come Visit History

Clarksville’s Living History

Encampment and Civil War Ball

Hosted by Friends of Fort Defiance
Come to a weekend filled with cannons, soldiers drilling,
weapon demonstrations, and Camp Life of that era.

Where: Rotary Park, Clarksville, Tennessee
Date: August 29-30, 2009
When: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Where: Smith-Trahern Mansion

101 McClure Street, Clarksville, TN

August 29
5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $30

Note: Limited Seating. Must reserve in advance.
Period clothing required.

For more info please call:
Sherie’ Sykes: 931-358-6239
Phyllis Smith: 931-551-4560

All proceeds from this event will go toward the Ft. Defiance Interpretive Center

How to Rent A Costume For The Ft. Defiance Ball…….

Backstage Costume Rental at 1955 Madison St (the old Carmacle 8 Movie Theater on Madison Street) is not open officially until October.

The owner, George Terrell, has graciously agreed to open his business and rent clothes  to anyone who is coming to our ball and needs a costume.  You may call him at 615-594-6552 and he will make an individual appointment to open the shop just for you!