Jine the Cavalry. .

. . Reenacting is a wonderful way to educate the public on the way soldiers and civilians lived during the War Between the States, and it goes hand in hand with the SCV. Memorial services and dedications would not be the same without reenactors. Most of SAVAGE / GOODNER Camp members belong to one of two reenactment groups.

Huwalds Tennessee Mountain Howitzers

. . HUWALD'S TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN HOWITZER BATTERY (Pictured above), is a mobile artillery battery that utilizes horse and mule power to pull their two period accurate mountain howitzers. Our goal is to accurately portray the men and lifestyle of that period. The original Huwald's Battery was formed in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1862 by Capt. Gustav Huwald and served with Gen. Edmond Kirby Smith's Army of East Tennessee. They fought in several battles including Munfordville, and Richmond, Kentucky, as well as Chickamauga and Ringold, in Georgia. At the battles for Atlanta, Capt. Huwald was captured, but the unit would continue to the end of the war, where they finally surrendered with Gen. Joe Johnston's Army of Tennessee in North Carolina.

9th Tennessee Cavalry Co. C.

. . WARD'S 9TH TENNESSEE CAVALRY, CO. C. is a mounted western theater cavalry group that styles themselves after General John Hunt Morgans men. The original 9th Regiment was organized Sept. 1, 1862 by Colonel James D. Bennett and Lt. Colonel William W. Ward. On Nov. 24th of that year they were sent to Colonel John Hunt Morgan and participated in the Battle of Hartsville, Tennessee. On December 22nd, they left Alexandria, Tennessee on Morgan's "Christmas Raid". In 1863 they were reported to have been with General Nathan B.Forrest on his recapture of Brentwood, and embarked on Morgan's famous "Ohio Raid" where most of the force were captured. A report dated Aug.31st stated that a fragment of Morgan's division had escaped capture through West Virginia and had walked all the way to Georgia.

. . This company, led by Captain J.D.Kirkpatrick of Co. C., was reassigned to General N.B. Forrest and fought at the Battle of Chickamauga. They continued with Forrest until May 1864 when they rejoined General Morgan and proceeded with the "Last raid" into Kentucky. On Sept. 4th. they were surprised at Greenville, Tennessee, which led to Morgan's death. The majority of the force surrendered in May of 1865, but a few continued service as President Jefferson Davis's escort until his capture on May 10th near Macon, Georgia.

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. . For information on up coming reenactments or joining either of our reenactment groups, please E-mail Ray Miller or Chris Tramel.

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