August 15, 2021
Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center
120 Duncan Street
Clarksville, TN 37042
The Bones of Fort Defiance
Sunday, August 15, 2021
The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center is honored to host fortification expert, John R. Weaver II. Mr. Weaver will provide a historical lecture about the construction of Fort Defiance, the various components of the fort, and how they would have worked together in battle. The presentation will be followed by a walking tour of the fort.
Mr. Weaver is a nationally known expert on masonry coastal defenses, and is the author of the highly acclaimed A Legacy in Brick and Stone: Coastal Defense Forts of the American Third System, 1816-1867. He is an active member and former chair of the Coast Defense Study Group, a member of the Council on America’s Military Past, the Treasurer of the Camp Tippecanoe Civil War Roundtable, and a member of several Friends groups of various forts.