A picturesque field will transform into a Civil War battlefield as part of a four-day observance of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sanders Oct. 10-13 in Corryton.
Hosted by Knox County and the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable, the event will be held on the site of the reconstructed northwest bastion of the Civil War fort.
The re-enactment of the battle of Fort Sanders and Campbell’s Station will see about 1,000 re-enactors and 16 period-accurate artillery pieces at the event, making it one of the largest attended re-enactments in the event’s history.
Union and Confederate cavalry units, along with horse and mule drawn supply wagons, will take the field during the Battle of Campbell’s Station re-enactment. Civilian re-enactors will also populate a small East Tennessee homestead re-creation complete with a hand-built cabin and other out-buildings.
For more information, visit www.battleoffortsanders.com.