MAJOR BOGART SPEAKS: LAST MUSTER, WALNUT GROVE AND BOGART-BOWMAN COMING UP

To the Washington County Militia,

Many thanks to those who came out to the fort this weekend. We had a great turnout and the public really seemed to enjoy the programs. Also, a huge huzzah to those who helped out on Monday for the school day. the Principal and the teachers were so please with how things were presented. Great Job Everyone!!!

WALNUT GROVE October 5-7

I sent in the registration for Walnut Grove yesterday. Thanks to all who signed up to go. It promises to be a great event. I spoke with the site director and she is looking forward to our return and to our assistance with the lanternlight tours on Friday night. direction are as follows…

From Asheville, NC

Take I-26E toward Spartanburg. Take Exit 28 (Hwy 221) and turn left. Turn right at the first light (Waffle House, Burger King, 2 gas stations) onto Stillhouse Road. Go to stop sign at the end of Stillhouse Road and turn right onto Otts Shoals Road. The Plantation is about 0.2 mile on the right. 1200 Otts Shoals Road, Roebuck, SC 29376.

BOGART – BOWMAN CABIN October 12-13

Unicoi Heritage Day at the Bogart-Bowman Cabin is also around the corner. This is always a fun and laid back event. I would like for everyone with War of 1812 gear to wear it for this event, if not – colonial will be fine also. Everyone is welcome to display/demonstrate so come one and all. We will do the usual militia drill and artillery demos. We will also be presenting the “Witch Trial” on Saturday afternoon. As usual this is a Friday – Saturday event, but we have permission to stay over till Sunday.

Some of you indicated that you could help with the school day on Friday, Oct. 12. Please let me know if you are interested in participating in the school day and what you will present. I’m not sure how many stations they want so I’ll take the first ones that sign up. Directions are as follows…

From Johnson City, TN

Take exit 32 off I-26 and turn left. At stop sign turn left. The Cabin is 2 miles north on Unicoi Drive. Parking is in the gravel lot at the opposite end of the field from the cabin or in the rear of the house beside the cabin. The historic Bogart-Bowman Cabin at Buffalo Creek Park is located at 5012 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, TN 37692.

As always feel free to contact me any time with questions, comments, and concerns.

Take Care,

Major Bogart

423-543-5808 ext.107

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