Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to commemorate the 151st...

Feb 12, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Clarksville Online

The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a living history weekend to commemorate the 151st anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville, Saturday, February 16th from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday, February 17th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Come see uniformed Civil War re-enactors from the 50th Tennessee Reenactment ... (more)

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Feb 12, 2013
 
I wish they would fix the grammatical errors in the five thousand dollar plaque outside the Center. It's embarrassing.

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There is an interesting historical fact about Fort Defiance that is mostly overlooked. There was an old man named John Trotter living near Emerald Hills when war broke out. His wife sewed him a new shirt for his 70th birthday. Unfortunately, the shirt was navy blue.

He had to stop wearing the shirt because every time the old man rowed out on the Cumberland to go fishing, our gallant Fort Defiance defenders tried to surrender to him.

Interestingly, his wife took the 14 white flags he collected and made her whole family new bed sheets.

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