1875 Reconciliation Bivouac Living History Weekend

Partner Event
June 14 - 16, 2024 @ 5:00 PM EDT

235 Bokoshe Cir
Loudon 37774

Despite almost a decade of post-Civil War of continuous sporadic violence pitting East Tennessee neighbors against neighbors, in 1873 a group of U.S. and C.S.A veterans and their families met together for a week of religious services in a field near Greenback, TN. The following year using lumber donated by local farmers, the veterans erected a tabernacle shed which has been in continuous annual every year since. The 1875 Reconciliation Bivouac Living History Weekend seeks to replicate one of those meetings with a vesper service Saturday afternoon and a period worship service Sunday morning. Saturday will also feature a vintage baseball game in a nearby cow pasture. A sutler's row will provide opportunity for guests to purchase handmade goods with a group of Women's Christian Temperance League ladies marching around the site carrying signs and beating a drum for their cause. History tours of the tabernacle shed will be given hourly. Guests, sutlers and others are encouraged to wear 1870s attire. 

James Jorgensen
Knoxville Civil War Round Table