HEADS UP! CAPT. BOGARD’S MISSIVE ABOUT AUGUST MUSTER THIS WEEKEND

To the Washington County Militia,

I hope this finds everyone well. I apologize in advance for such a late notice on our upcoming event. As many of you know, the outdoor drama here at the park invades every facet of life, and I have been overwhelmed in the tidal wave of it all. But, enough about that. This weekend will be the Carter Mansion Celebration. This is always a nice event relaxing event, not to mention a beautiful place to muster. Nice camping area near the river, and brunswick stew for lunch on Saturday. The only downside is that the house is not available for sleeping quarters due to extended security measures.

There are restrooms and potable water at the Carter House but no shower facilities. The basement at the park will be open for anyone wishing to drive down from the Carter House for a shower.

I have attached a schedule for the event. There will be a small skirmish both days so bring cartridges. Looking forward to seeing you all soon. Please let me know of any questions or concerns.

Take Care,

Captain Bogart  

* Carter Mansion Celebration *

Schedule of Events

S A T U R D A Y,   A U G U S T   7th

 10:00 – Militia Inspection: Raising of the colours followed by grave decoration and mourning of arms.

 

11:00 – Carter Mansion Tour: Take advantage of this guided tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house and witness frontier elegance first hand. Hear about the Carter family and their many contributions to the history of our community, state, and nation.

 

12:00 – “Echoes of Independence” – The Watauga Valley Fifes & Drums perform tunes from the American Revolution!

 

1:00 – “Skirmish at the Mansion” – It was the summer of 1781, John Carter and John Sevier, who had access to the settlement’s deed books, confiscated the lands of all Loyalists living nearby. When these Tories learned of this, they plotted to kill Carter and Sevier; take the deed books; and restore their lands. The wife of one of the conspirators, however, was friendly with John Sevier and warned him of his danger.  John Carter fled and took the true books with him, leaving fake copies in his office. He hid the books in the forest and died of smallpox soon afterward, taking the location of this buried treasure to his grave…We will interpret this sequence of events as a skirmish at the house of John Carter. It is unknown whether or not shots were actually fired in this event, but we hope the public will truly enjoy this exciting reenactment.

1:30 – “Rousing Tunes of the Revolution”Join members of the Fifes and Drums for a glimpse into the musical culture of the colonial frontier.

 

2:00 – Carter Mansion Tour

 

2:30 – “Fix Bayonets” – Witness this 18th century training exercise used by colonial troops to hone their skills with this feared military weapon.

 

3:00 – Traditional & Old Time Tunes: Award winning musicians James Garland & Chad Bogart perform a delightful set of time honored melodies on hand crafted instruments.

3:00 – Carter Mansion Tour

 

4:30 – Retiring the Colours – The militia closes the day’s activities by lowering the flag. Camps close to the public. Join us tomorrow for another day of living history, entertainment, and family fun.

 

 

S U N D A Y,   A U G U S T   8th

 

10:00 – Militia Inspection: The Militia kicks of the day’s activities by raising the colours.

 

11:00 – Worship Service: All are welcome to join us for divine services on the grounds of the Beautiful Carter Mansion. In the event of inclement weather services will be held inside the mansion.

 

12:00 – Carter Mansion Tour: take advantage of this guided tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house and witness frontier elegance first hand. Hear about the Carter family and their many contributions to the history of our community, state, and nation.

 

1:00 – “Skirmish at the Mansion”: It was the summer of 1781, John Carter and John Sevier, who had access to the settlement’s deed books, confiscated the lands of all Loyalists living nearby. When these Loyalists learned of this, they plotted to kill Carter and Sevier; take the deed books; and restore their lands. The wife of one of the conspirators, however, was friendly with John Sevier and warned him of his danger.  John Carter fled and took the true books with him, leaving fake copies in his office. He hid the books in the forest and died of smallpox soon afterward, taking the location of this buried treasure to his grave… We will interpret this sequence of events as a skirmish at the house of John Carter. It is unknown whether or not shots were actually fired in this event, but we hope the public will truly enjoy this exciting reenactment.

 

2:00 – Carter Mansion Tour: take advantage of this guided tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house and witness frontier elegance first hand. Hear about the Carter family and their many contributions to the history of our community, state, and nation.

 

3:00 – Camps Close to the Public – Thank you for joining us at the Carter Mansion.

 

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