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SCV Camp #33 Press Release

Forrest's Raid on Murfreesboro

Living History Reenactment

“A Victorian Fair at Oaklands”

Oaklands Historic House Museum, Murfreesboro, TN

April 1, 2006

10 am to 3 pm

 

bulletIn the 1860’s, Oaklands was a working plantation of almost 1500 acres and was occupied by both Confederate and Union armies during the War Between the States.
bulletOn the Sunday morning of July 13, 1862, Confederate Cavalryman Nathan Bedford Forrest led a surprise attack on the Union army garrison encamped at Murfreesboro.
bulletLatter that same day, Colonel Forrest accepted the Union army’s surrender of Murfreesboro at the Oaklands Historic House Museum.
bulletWe would like to invite you to a historical event that will take place at the Oaklands Historic House Museum on April 1, 2006. 
bulletIn association with the City of Murfreesboro, The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #33 and the Stones River National Battlefield, a recreation of this famous Raid on Murfreesboro by Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest will be held on the same grounds of Oaklands Historic House Museum. 
bulletMany years have passed since a recreation of this famous local event has occurred.  Now, it will be retold and re-lived in person. 
bulletMr. Stan Dalton’s cavalry will portray General Forrest and his famous escort
bulletThe main program will be narrated by famous local WBTS author Dr. Michael Bradley
bulletBoth Union and Confederate encampments and demonstrations.
bulletThis event will be part of a day of living history and Victorian-time flair.  A day known as “A Victorian Fair at Oaklands”. 
bulletMany local artisans and craftsman will be on hand providing demonstrations as well as Civil War Campsites will be set up so the public can experience life on the plantation during that time.
bulletThere will be fun for the entire family.
bulletChildren and adults can participate in hands-on period crafts and games.
bulletPeriod brick making, Open pit cooking, Candle making, Storytelling, Bee Keeping, Basket Weaving, Sack Races, Horseshoe pitching, Children Dress-up, Hoops-n-Sticks-n-Graces, Cake Walk, and much more
bulletPlease come be a part of this wonderful, historical event.
bulletGates will open at 10 am and close at 3pm
bulletGate Fees necessary if participating in hands-on activities and games.

            $5 Adults

            $2 Children

            $2 Seniors 60 and over

            Children 5 and under: Free

bulletFor more information, call 615-893-0022
For directions, http://www.oaklandsmuseum.org/contact.html