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Franklin, TN Blue & Gray Days


Blue and Gray Days is a three-day event that draws hundreds of school children and adult spectators every year. At both Carter House and Carnton, guests will meet Civil War re-enactors and 1800s living historians. They get hands-on experience with clothes, trades, and weapons of the past.  

Living Historians and Re-enactors in 2018:

  • Period music by the Caldwells

  • Rev. Charles Buchahn depicting a Federal Chaplain

  • Dennis Boggs as Abraham Lincoln

  • Dr. Naima Johnston-Bush depicting slave spirituals

  • Curt Fields as Gen. U.S. Grant

  • Historic Cricket

  • 1800s Outdoor Games and Activities

  • Confederate and Federal camps

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