March To The Past

The Friends of Fort Defiance will host their annual March to the Past living history on Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

There will be live demonstrations of quilting,  clothing, children’s games, and period medicine as well as demonstrations of military camp life, drill, and firing of long arms and artillery.

Be sure to bring your appetite as hot dogs and baked goods will be available for purchase to support Fort Defiance.

March to the Past is sponsored by Friends of Fort Defiance, Baxter’s Battery and Porter’s Battery.


Memorial Ceremony on June 8th

The Friends of Fort Defiance will be hosting a Memorial Ceremony for those Civil War soldiers and veterans who are buried in Riverview Cemetery in Clarksville, TN on Sunday June 8, 2014 at 2 PM.  memorial small 2012
There are approximately 181 soldiers and veterans of the Civil War buried in this cemetery. 127 of them are casualties of Fort Donelson that were relocated from their original burial site in Clarksville. These 127 are buried in one mass grave. The other 54 men buried in Riverview are typically local men that served with either the 10th TN Inf, 14th TN Inf, 30th TN Inf, 49th TN Inf, 50th TN Inf, or 2nd KY Cav.
We would like to encourage everyone to attend this event. If you are a Civil War era reenactor, come in period dress, whether civilian, Federal, or Confederate. Riverview Cemetery is located at 635 N. Spring Street in Clarksville, TN.