Cavalry Camp of Instruction at Carnton this weekend

March 18-21

This weekend the 7th Tennessee Cavalry, Company D will host their annual Cavalry Camp of Instruction at Carnton Plantation.  On Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19, nearly 80 Confederate cavalrymen and their horses will be geared up from dusk until dawn, learning battalion formation and performing drills for spectators. On Sunday, March 20, the camp will come to a close at noon.  Spectators can expect to see a realistic portrayal of Civil War cavalry techniques, including multiple mounted and dismounted drill sessions with bugle calls, combat simulation, and several other living history opportunities.

The Camp of Instruction is open to the public for spectators. The demonstrations are included in the regular tour admission prices of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65+, and $8 for children 6-12. To view the demonstration without the house tour, the cost is $5 per person. For more information, please contact Tara Danley at (615) 794-0903 or at

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