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Battle of Blountville reenactment

By Lyndsey Price, lprice@wcyb.com
Published On: Sep 07 2013 08:43:04 PM CDT
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BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. -

If you were out in Blountville Saturday you may have heard several gun shots. That's because they were celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Blountville.

There was a Civil War reenactment showing what it was like during the Battle of Blountville.

Hundreds of people came out to watch it, some were even dressed for the occasion.

Sullivan County Achieves and Tourism director Shelia Hunt says reenactments are important to keep our history alive, "With each passing generation we lose a little bit of history and certainly our text books don't paint the entire picture so we love to come together celebrate in this case the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Blountville."

For more information about the reenactment, click here.