These are scenes from the Hawley Farm, near Tri-Cities Airport, of the annual Battle of Blountville Civil War battle re-enactment Saturday. It also was held Sunday. Canon booms could be heard for miles around in the event marking the September 1863
The Battle of Blountville opened Saturday with infantry demonstrations, medical demonstrations and a memorial service before the start of the battle. The battle continues Sunday with a church service at 9 a.m. and another battle at 2 p.m. The battle
The Battle of Blountville Civil War Military Park, named for a Union/Confederate fight on Sept. 22, 1863, is meant to draw tourists and honor local history, organizers said.
A special welcome is extended to "all heritage and lineage organizations" to attend a dedication ceremony for The Battle of Blountville Civil War Military Park's new welcome sign.
Visitors to the event will be able to place their Confederate ancestors' names and unit on the flag between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The flag will be later hoisted on a 70-foot pole on a hillside just off Interstate 81.
BLOUNTVILLE — Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee eighth graders stepped back in time recenty by visiting the Battle of Blountville re-enactment.
This year's reenactment, Oct. 9-11 at the Old Hawley Farm, will feature several new activities, including a vintage Civil War baseball game and a festive Ceilidh.