Our Videos

  • Spring 1812, The Duck River in Middle Tennessee.
  • The frontier of a young nation is a tinder box of mistrust and tension waiting to ignite.
  • International tensions with Great Britain heighten over the impressment of American sailors!
  • On the Frontier there is a real fear the British are inciting the Indians to open warfare!
  • Major General Andrew Jackson Issues the call: “Volunteers to arms! Soon you will be called to the tented fields!”.
  • Stem back in time as Gordon’s Ferry takes center stage in the debate whether the nation should go to war.
  • Muster on the Natchez Trace: Prelude to the War of 1812.
  • On May 26 and 27 experience this pivotal time in history at the Gordon House and Ferry on the Natchez Trace Parkway milepost 407.
  • The drums will roll as the troops and citizens assemble.
  • Will you enlist in the regular army or the militia?
  • Will you join the debate to defend our National Honor? Or will you meekly submit?
  • Our Young Country needs your assistance!
  • Who will answer?
  • You?

This special event is free and open to the public. May 26, 9:00 to 5:00 & May 27, 9:00 to 1:30.

Sponsored by: The National Park Service, 7th Us Infantry Living History Association, Natchez Trace Parkway Association, and the Tennessee War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee

Visit Gordon’s Ferry, Muster on the Natchez Trace: Prelude to the War of 1812.

Editor: Joe Erdmann

Photo Credits: Gary Foreman, Dan Hester, Daniel Kimes, Library of Congress, and Tennessee State Museum.

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