25th Annual Battle of Tunnel Hill Reenactment
The Battle of Tunnel Hill Reenactment has been held the weekend after Labor Day on the hallowed ground at Tunnel Hill Georgia since 1993 recreating the Battles and Skirmishes In North West Georgia beginning the 100 Days Fight to Atlanta and The Sea. The battle reenactment is among the few to take place on the actual site of the battle. Because of development or other factors, many other Civil War reenactments have to take place near but not on the actual site of the battle.
Experience the sights and sounds of battle as cannons blast, the horses charge and the soldiers give the Rebel yell as they clash in authentic conflict on the historic grounds of Tunnel Hill. Visitors to the Battle of Tunnel Hill Reenactment will enjoy a weekend of civil war battle reenactments, walk the 1,477 foot long Historic Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel built in 1850, Tunnel Museum, “Meadowlawn,” the 1850 Clisby Austin House – headquarters of General William T. Sherman, as well as various food vendors and period sutler tents. Interact with the reenactors, visit Union and Confederate camps, then find your spot along the spectator line to watch the battle unfold at 2:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Between 500 and 700 Civil War reenactors, representing both the Union and the Confederacy, are expected at the Battle of Tunnel Hill Reenactment. That will include infantry, cavalry, and artillery, all part of reenacting the Battle of Tunnel Hill, which was fought on Nov. 25, 1863, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s troops attacked troops led by Confederate Gen. Patrick Cleburne as part of the Battle of Missionary Ridge.