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Civil war reenactors demonstrate the Battle of Triune


Nearly 150 years after its bloody hours, the Battle of Triune will come alive this Saturday and Sunday in a property in the King’s Chapel community at 4980 Meadowbrook Blvd. in Arrington, TN.

The public is invited to watch Civil War re-enactors demonstrate what both civilian and soldier life was like in Williamson County during the 19th century. Event organizer and local pastor Alan Correy said he anticipates a large crowd to watch the cavalry demonstrations.

In addition to battle re-enactments and a small arms demonstration in a makeshift village setting, there will be several “civilian camps” on Saturday, and a historical church service Sunday morning. 

One speaker will be Franklin on Foot Owner Margie Thessin, who will talk about the Civil War’s impact on children Saturday at noon. Thessin recently published "Lizzie’s War," a historical novel based on true accounts that explores Franklin life under Union occupation, and has spent nearly 10 years as a teacher for the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County’s Heritage Classroom program.

“I researched for 'Lizzie’s War' by reading documents written by local children who lived during that time, and I was struck by their detailed accounts. It’s fascinating to view that history through a child’s viewpoint,” Thessin said. “It’s important to show how rich and wide-ranging our heritage in this area is, and I’m glad folks like Alan are committed to producing events that families can participate in.”

Admission is $5 a day or $8 for a two-day pass. Children ages 6 and under are free. Spectators are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. The event will not provide food vendors on site.

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