The Armies of Tennessee
Since 1997, the Armies of Tennessee has been a re-enactment organization dedicated to the preservation of American History. Our focus is to host, co-host and support local, regional and national events in the Western Theatre. The Armies of Tennessee will also participate in and support the 150th Anniversary national events being held by other affiliated organizations across our great nation.
The Armies of Tennessee is a self contained group of Artillery, Infantry, Mounted & Dismounted Cavalry, Medical Department and Civilian re-enactors. Each unit is commanded by veteran re-enactors who observe civility and respect both on the field of combat and in the presence of spectators. The Armies of Tennessee is a family oriented organization that has a place for both the beginner re-enactor and the hardcore campaigner.
The Armies of Tennessee will portray both Confederate and Federal impressions as needed. The periods of portrayal will range from the fall of 1861 to the spring of 1865. From Camp Wildcat to the Battle of Bentonville, the Armies of Tennessee is prepared to take the field in grand scale.
Our Confederate impression will take to the field as the Army of Tennessee, which was one of the main Confederate Armies in the Western Theatre. Our Union impression will take to the field as the Army of the Tennessee, which was one of the main Union Armies in the Western Threatre.
The Armies of Tennessee is a Chartered Non-Profit Organization with the State of Tennessee. Our Federal 501(c)(3) Non-Profit status is through the Heritage Keepers of America. We are not in this business to profit from it, we are here to educate and preserve history for future generations.
If you have a unit that would like to be part of our heritage preservation efforts please join our group today. If you are an individual who would like to become a re-enactor or a re-enactor looking to join a unit, you have found a home. Now let's go burn some powder!
In a day and age when National Battlefields and State Parks yield to political pressure, the Re-enactor is hard pressed to find functional land in which to hold re-enactments. Tom Doss of the Armies of Tennessee and Rick Revel of Heritage Keepers of Americahave come together to try to find remedy to this situation. The answer comes in a new concept called Battleground U.S.A.
Battleground U.S.A. is a program that brings the re-enactor and private land owner together in a joint effort to produce and promote battle re-enactments and other historical re-creations. The private lands are often adjacent to or near actual battle site locations, with some on rare occasions, being the actual place where the historical event took place.
With three successful national events under his belt (the 140th, 145th, and 150th Shiloh), Tom Doss has come together with heritage preservationist and fellow re-enactor Rick Revel to forge a new direction in re-enacting. The ultimate goal is to have re-enactors and spectators alike feel as if they have gone back into time to a day that went down in history.
The mission of Battleground U.S.A. is simple, we want to bring the land owner and re-enactors together, so the memory of those who fought for their country will not fade into the pages of a history book. Join us at a Battleground U.S.A. event, "Where Heroes and Legends Come To Life".
If you are a land owner or other interested party, who would like to explore the possibility of providing land for a historical re-enactment contact;
Commanding, Armies of Tennessee
Founder, Heritage Keepers of America