Civil War fundraiser planned for Historic Fort Wood Neighborhood
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Chattanooga — An outdoor Civil War Banquet will be held in the Fort Wood Historic District on Sept. 27, joining the list of special events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battles of Chattanooga.

This event will serve as a fundraiser for the Fort Wood Neighborhood Association, a 501(c)3 organization.

The banquet will be hosted under a tent on the lawn at 850 Fort Wood St., one of the neighborhood’s historic buildings, which now serves as the business headquarters of Jay Robinson Real Estate.

The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. with appetizers and spirits, followed by a three course plated dinner at 7:15 p.m. Music of the period and Civil War re-enactors will add to the ambiance.

Following the dinner, Daryl Black, executive director of the Chattanooga History Center, will speak about Fort Wood’s role in the battles of the Civil War in a 20-minute program titled “After Chickamauga.”

Self-guided historic walking tours of the neighborhood will be offered at no charge, and prints of the original fort in Fort Wood will be offered for purchase.

Attendance for the Civil War Banquet is limited to 150 seats. The ticket price is $75, and may be purchased online at ChattanoogaPresents.com.

Sponsors for this dinner are First Tennessee Bank, Cansler Photography, Jay Robinson Real Estate and the Chattanooga History Center.

On Sept. 19 and 20, 1863, the Union Army of the Cumberland struggled with Confederate forces south of Chattanooga along the banks of Chickamauga Creek.

After an epic collapse on Sept. 20, Union troops retreated into Chattanooga demoralized and beaten. Many feared for the army's survival. Within days, however, these men had created a formidable ring of fortifications around Chattanooga.

For more information about the Civil War Banquet, call 423.265.0771 ext. 100.

For more information about the Fort Wood Historic District, visit www.historicfortwood.org.