This is the 79th New York’s premier event for the 2013 Campaign Season. The original 79th was garrison of the fort in November of 1863 when General Longstreet attacked. The recreated northwest bastion of the fort is full scale, representing the site of the Confederate assault. Saturday and Sunday will feature not only the assault on the fort but also the Battle of Campbell Station, the precursor to the Siege of Knoxville. This event marks the last fight at this site, as the fort is scheduled to be dismantled after the event. The 79th is also co-hosting the event.
In recognition of this 150th Anniversary, Friday the 1th will feature the commemoration of the battle with the site opened up free to the public. A ceremony with elected officials in attendance, and an appearance by descendants of General Longstreet.
Please join us for this, the 79th NY’s main event for 2013. Information and directions can be found at http://www.battleoffortsanders.com/Site/Welcome.html