2019 Department of East Tennessee Camp of Instruction
You are invited to the annual Department of East Tennessee Camp of Instruction on March 16-17, 2019 at the Titpton-Haynes State Historic Site in Johnson City, Tennessee. Have you ever wanted to learn what it was like to be a Civil War soldier? You have your chance this weekend as Tipton-Haynes Historic Site in Johnson City is hosting a soldier’s camp of instruction. Reenactors of Confederate and Union brigades will be setting up camp and drilling. Visitors can walk through the camps, ask soldiers questions about the war and their lives on campaign then see the troops drill and learn battlefield formations.
Gates will open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as guests watch reenactors from the Department of East Tennessee Reenactors drill, march and prepare for the battle which will be re-enacted at Tipton-Haynes during the “Springtime in Haynesville” event in May, as well as other engagements in the upcoming reenacting season. Guests will learn how soldiers lived in camp, compare different types of uniforms, watch how soldiers drilled and learn about the different kinds of weapons used in the war. The site’s 11 historic structures will also be opened for exploration, including guided tours of the historic Haynes family home. Bring a picnic and simply enjoy the day as you step back in time to the Civil War. Also, come and explore the eleven historic buildings, cave, and nature trail. Bring your whole family for a day of historic fun!
Department of East Tennessee Camp of Instruction Mini-Gallery
$2.50 for children twelve and under
Free – Children 3 & under
Free – Tipton-Haynes members are FREE!
Donations are welcomed and will go to help the site continue its mission values.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site
2620 South Roan St.
Johnson City, TN 37601
For More Information: Call 926-3631; email email@example.com
About Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site
The Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site tells the rich story of the history of Northeast Tennessee and of the several families that lived here. The site includes 45 acres, eleven historic buildings, the Tipton/Gifford/Simerly cemetery, a limestone cave, a natural spring, a buffalo trace, a nature trail, and a Visitor Center. The Visitor Center contains a permanent exhibit, museum store, educational spaces, a library, and archives. Tipton-Haynes is operated by the Tipton-Haynes Historical Association and its local Board of Trustees.
About The Department of East Tennessee Reenacting
The Department of East Tennessee Reenacting is a confederation of Civil War reenactment companies working together to create a more organized and enriching historical reenacting experience for both reenactor and spectator through communication and support of one another. The Department of East Tennessee Reenacting sponsors and supports such events as the Battle of Blountsville Civil War Reenactment and the Titpton-Haynes State Historic Site Civil War Encampment (aka Department of East Tennessee Camp of Instruction).
Mark your calendar today so your don’t miss the next annual Department of East Tennessee Camp of Instruction in March at the Titpton-Haynes State Historic Site in Johnson City, Tennessee.
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