Blue and Gray Days
Living history, Battlefield tours, Civil War hospital demonstrations, Period music, Candlelight tours and more!
November 30, 2007
9:00 am to 1:00 pm:
Blue and Gray Days events at Carnton –
Civil War re-enactors, Civil War medical demonstrations, period music, artisans and Historical figures. $5 students, $10 adults (includes walk-through of the house).
One hour guided house tours – $10 per person*
Throughout the afternoon:
Tours of the Eastern Flank of the Battle of Franklin with Eric Jacobson, author and Carnton Civil War military historian $10 per person (separate from guided tour).
Ruth McAllister, Great granddaughter of Civil War soldier and author Sam Watkins will read from the newest edition of Company Aytch on the back porch of Carnton.
10,000 luminaries will be lit to commemorate the 143rd Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin, with remarks by City of Franklin Mayor, John Schroer, book signings, open to public at no charge.
Robert Hicks, author of New York Times bestseller, The Widow of the South, will speak on the legend of Carrie McGavock and what was happening in the house on the night of November 30, 1864. To be confirmed by November 28th so check back!
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm:
There will be period music, a bonfire and Civil War re-enactors on site.
7:00 pm and 8:30 pm:
Guided, candlelit tours of Carnton with Eric Jacobson, reservations required, $10 per person.
December 1, 2007
9:00 am – 1:00pm:
Civil War re-enactors, Civil War medical demonstrations, period music, artisans and Historical figures.
9:00am – 5:00pm:
Guided tours given of Carnton with special emphasis on what was happening at Carnton on December 1st 143 years ago as hundreds of wounded and dying men are being brought to the house and grounds for surgery and care.
1:00 – 2:30 pm:
The Pull Tight Players will perform The Incident at Fort Granger on the back porch of Carnton. Free to the public. Bring a lawn chair!
For more information, visit www.Carnton.org.
Click here, to view pictures from the event!