Civil War Re-Enactment Invades Murfreesboro

Jul 20, 2012

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The 1862 Civil War raid on the city of Murfreesboro led by Confederate Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest is being reenacted this weekend in the city.

Forrest's raid into Murfreesboro culminated in his acceptance of a Union surrender inside the city's Oaklands Plantation mansion.

Encampments and living history programs are scheduled through Sunday at Oaklands, which is now a museum, and at the Stones River National Battlefield.

Mary Beth Nevils of the Oaklands Museum says visitors will be able to interact with re-enactors and walk through their encampment.

“They’re going to see the soldiers in their period uniforms. They’re going to be able to talk to the soldiers about what their wearing and why they have those different things. They they’re going to see their tents, what they slept on, what they carried on their backs as they were traveling from camp to camp.”

Nevils says it would make a great weekend outing for families. Visit and click on the events page for the days and times of the commemorative events.