Junteenth Celebration Schedule of Events

Schedule Of Events for The Mt Olive Juneteenth Celebration at Fort Defiance

June 6th

12:00 — 6:00 Camp Set-Up

June 7th Event

10:00 Camp Opens

11:00 – 2:00    Presentations

11:00 – 11:30 Dr. Howard Winn – Living Under Occupation

11:30 – 12:00 Dr. George Smith – US Colored Troops

12:30 – 1:00 Yvonne Prathery – 1860’s Women of Color

1:00 – 1:30 Thomas Forehand – The Humor of Robert E. Lee

1:30 – 2:00 Fredrick Douglas (Michael Crutcher)

2:00 Skirmish — Between North & South

2:45 Recap of Presentations

5:00 Camp Closes

5:00 Re-Enactors’s Dinner

7:00 Camp Dance (open to public)

June 8th

10:00 Camp Opens

10:00 Church Services

1:00 -4:00 Mt. Olive Cemetery Tours

Special ThanksTo The Following Organizations

USCT Living History

Frederick Douglas, Re-Enactor

Thomas Forehand, Re-Enactor

19th Alabama Civil War

Re-Enactors, Living History

Baxter Battery Civil War


50th Tennessee Civil War


17th Ohio Re-Enactors

13th USCT Re-Enactors

Displays by: Triple Nickel

Displays by: Norm Hill

Presentation by: Prof. T. Howard Winn

Dr. George Smith

Friends of Fort Defiance

Mount Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation Society

Yvonne Prathery, APSU

Ft. Donelson Relics – Sutler

Special ThanksTo The Following Contributors

Community Enhancement Grant Sponsored by Rep Joe Pitts

Oak Grove Wal-Mart

AMVETS Post Aux 78

American Legion Aux 233

Clarksville Tourism Bureau

The Leaf Chronicle Newspaper

Montgomery County Historical Society

June-Teenth Event

Watch for more information about the June-Teenth Event at Fort Defiance.

Friends of Fort Defiance will be supporting the Friends of Mt. Olive Cemetery  as they present a reenacting event at the Fort on June 6th through 8th.

We are anticipating the participation of both the 19th Alabama with their civilian camp and the 13th US Colored Troops.
FOFD members will offer baked items and beverages for sale.

More information later…….