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THE CIVIL WAR: BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE

In commemoration of the Battle of Blountville, the historic town of Blountville, Tennessee is gearing up for one of its signature events, "THE CIVIL WAR: BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE."

Federal Commander, Kent Arnold
Confederate Commander, Scott Koenig


Battle of Blountville: H. K. Edgerton
Civil War historian, H. K. Edgerton at 2010 Battle of Blountville event

Coming June 24-26, 2011!

THE CIVIL WAR: BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE
    Tennessee Civil War living history event

Sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism in conjunction with Cleburne's Division, 19th TN Volunteery Infantry, the event is geared toward preserving the complete story of Tennessee's Civil War and its legacy.

In commemoration of the Battle of Blountville, the historic town of Blountville, Tennessee is gearing up for one of its signature events, "THE CIVIL WAR: BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE."

"THE CIVIL WAR: BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE" will take place in the Blountville Historic District on June 24-26, 2011. The living history event is an educational endeavor designed to help people develop a greater appreciation for history and acknowledge the role that the Battle of Blountville played in the lives of all Americans, especially those in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

The weekend event will consist of historical discussions, stories, reenactments, period music, suttlers/special vendors and historic events. In addition, the historical significance of local attractions such as the Old Deery Inn and the Anderson Townhouse will be highlighted.

Tennessee Lt. Commander David Roberts, Sons of Confederate Veterans, has been elected as Chairman of the 2011 Battle of Blountville event. Lt. Commander Roberts cordially invites all re-enactors from around the region to participate in the living history event.

Special Appearances by David Chaltas and H. K. Edgerton
Historic Blountville is once again proud to host David Chaltas as General Lee, and H. K. Edgerton, African-American Southern historian. David Chaltas is superb in his portrayal of Gen. Robert E. Lee, and is truly a "must-see". H.K. Edgerton, a pro-South activist who was once leader of the Ashville NAACP, will speak about what the Confederate flag means and tell the untold story of Black people in the South and the flag.

Period Music
will be provided by Stan Clardy with Gray Note Productions. Stan Clardy, southern born and bred, was raised in a small town in south Georgia and currently living in Statesville, North Carolina since 1991. He has been exposed to different types and styles of music since childhood and enjoys playing multiple instruments and singing. He performs modern music with guitar and his "band in a box"! Since 1978, he has performed classic hits from a wide variety of artists and originals. His versatility with different styles of music contributes to his unique sound. A one man musical historical play, "Soldiers in Gray, A Musical Journey", was produced, recorded and written by Stan. He and his wife, Cathy have been traveling the south since 1998 performing the play for historic groups, reenactments, living history organizations, schools and family reunions. Stan has five CD's of music he produced and recorded. "Soldiers in Gray", "Southern Stars", "God Save The South", "TimeLight Music" and "Wayfaring Stranger" He and his wife join together for school programs and storytelling of great southern classics with a cute handmade possum puppet, Mr. Bobby Lee O'Possum and his skunk body guard Raymond De Stinktive. In May of 2003 Stan released his first book, "TimeLight, a journey into the past" it is a fictional historical account about the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley, the War Between the States and the siege of Charleston during 1863 - 1864. He participated in honoring the last Hunley crew April 17, 2004. In March of 2009 Stan participated in the United Way Guinness World Record for "Longest Continuous Music Concert with Multiple Artists" in Statesville, North Carolina. In 1998 he won 3rd place in an international space songwriting contest from Ad Astra with the song "Big Blue Sky". This song is about a little boy's dreams of space and growing up to one day travel beyond the big blue sky. The CD "To Touch the Stars," is NOW AVAILABLE. More information on Prometheus Music web site. In 1996 Stan appeared on Charlie Daniels Talent Roundup on TNN. Stan Clardy is a very versatile entertainer with a professional responsible attitude.


Re-enactors and participants

Click here to download registration forms.


Calendar of Events

Fri., June 24

Battle of Blountville 5:00 PM Camps set up (for re-enactors only)
Old Deery Inn 7:00 PM
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9:00 PM
Old Deery Inn and Museum, open for tours, 7 PM to 9 PM. Tours begin at Old Deery Inn, Great Stage Road. Suggested donations: $5 adults, $3 children.
 

Sat., June 25

Battle of Bountville 9:00 AM Camps open to general public, Community Park behind the Courthouse. Tour the camps and see how the soldiers lived. See camp displays and watch the soldiers cook meals over an open campfire as during the Civil War.
  9:00 AM Civil War Period Music, 50th Virginia Regimental Band, Community Park behind the Courthouse.
Battle of Blountville - Old Deery Inn tours
9:00 AM Old Deery Inn and Museum, open for tours, 9 AM to 4 PM. Tours begin at Old Deery Inn, Great Stage Road. Suggested donations: $5 adults, $3 children.
Battle of Blountville - Officers Call 10:00 AM Officers Call (for re-enactors)
Batle of Blountville 10:30 AM Military demos 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, recruitment station, mail call, pay call, trial/execution; medical exhibit, period medicine and more! Location: Community Park behind historic Sullivan County Courthouse.
Stan Clardy 11:30 AM Stan Clardy, "A Voice to Love", of GrayNote Productions, will present Civil War period music at the Community Park behind the Courthouse. Mr. Clardy is a talented musician, songwriter, author, playwright, actor and storyteller. Mr. Clardy has produced 6 CDs, authored "Soldiers in Gray". A must see, must hear!
Historic Blountville food vendor 12:00 Noon Visit food vendors for lunch
Battle of Blountville 1:00 PM BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE, Civil War Re-enactment, Great Stage Road (main street), historic Blountville.
Battle of Blountville 2:00 PM "Meet General Robert E. Lee", southeast portico of historic Sullivan County Courthouse. See educator and historian David Chaltas in his brilliant portrayal of General Robert E. Lee. Mr. Chalta has authored several historical books and documentaries.
  2:30 PM History of Anderson Townhouse, by Dr. Nancy Hamblen Acuff, Sullivan County Historian. See the inside of the Anderson Townhouse and hear the story of the house as it was during the Civil War! Anderson Townhouse on Great Stage Road, downtown Blountville!
Battle of Blountville 3:00 PM H. K. Edgerton, African-American Confederate Historian and Activist, Southeast portico of historic Sullivan County Courthouse. H.K. Edgerton is a black Confederate activist who works tirelessly to bring "the real truth of our heritage to people of all races". H.K. Edgerton has walked thousands of miles carrying his large Confederate Battle Flag through cities and towns and down country roads. He speaks at venues all over the South exposing the many myths of Yankee history and setting the record straight regarding blacks role in the history of the South.
  4:00 PM John VanArsdale", Civil War period fiddler, Community Park behind the Sullivan County Courthouse
Battle of Blountville - Food vendors 5:00 PM Visit food vendors for evening meal
web_site_revised_4_2011001010.gif 8:00 PM Stan Clardy, "A Voice to Love", of GrayNote Productions, will present Civil War period music at the Community Park behind the Courthouse. Mr. Clardy is a talented musician, songwriter, author, playwright, actor and storyteller. Mr. Clardy has produced 6 CDs, authored "Soldiers in Gray". A must see, must hear!
Battle of Blountville - Haunted Ghost Tours 7:00 PM
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11:00 PM
Optional activity, lantern-led "Haunted Historic Blountville GhostWalk", led by Stacey Allen McGee, Appalachian Ghostwalks Tour Director.

Sun., June 26

  10:00 AM Officers Call (for re-enactors only)
Battle of Blountville - Sunday Worship Service 10:30 AM Period Worship Service, Chaplain Bob Dotson, Community Park behind the Courthouse.
Battle of Blountville - Military Demo 11:00 AM Military demos 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, recruitment station, mail call, pay call, trial/execution; medical exhibit, period medicine and more! Location: Community Park behind historic Sullivan County Courthouse.
Battle of Blountville 1:00 PM BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE, Civil War Re-enactment, Great Stage Road (main street), historic Blountville.
  2:30 PM      Activities cease

 


Vendors
Click here to download Vendor's Application. Food vendors must also provide us with a copy of full menu.

Battle of Blountville, June 2011

 

Civil War: Battle of Blountville, June 24-26, 2011

Battle of Blountville

 


For further information, or to participate in the event, please contact:

Tennessee Lt. Commander David Roberts
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Chairman of THE CIVIL WAR: BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE 2011 Event
weldrite01@aol.com
(423) 646-4787

Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism
P.O. Box 3179, Blountville/TN 37617
www.historicsullivan.com
www.facebook.com/historicsullivan
Email hunt@sullivancounty.org
(423)323-4660

Battle of Blountville

Battle of Blountville

Battle of Blountville


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