Readers in or near Clarksville, TN should take advantage of this opportunity: A Civil War carbine demonstration! I always love talks like this, but sadly such events are uncommon in my area. Here’s hoping someone uploads the chat to YouTube to share with the rest of us.
A demonstration of Civil War weaponry is planned for Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, from 10:00am to 5:00pm, at the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.
Gregory Wernke will demonstrate firing techniques of numerous Civil War carbines and repeating rifles to include the 1853 Enfield, 1859 Sharp’s Carbine, and 1860 Spencer Rifle.
There will be educational talks about Civil War small arms and tactics, the life of Johnny Reb, Billy Yank and women during the war, as well as shelters, equipment, rations, and Camp Life.