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History Club to host military re-enactors

The Austin Peay State University History Club is sponsoring a Military Re-Enactors Lecture at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21 in Harned 344.

Free and open to the public, the lecture will feature two groupsre-enactors of the Civil War as well as the Scottish Highlanders.

The Civil War group, called Baxters Battery, is a light artillery unit of volunteers from throughout middle Tennessee. Affiliated with the 46th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment under the command of Capt. David Belcher, it portrays the Confederate Baxters Battery.
The Austin Peay State University History Club is sponsoring a Military Re-Enactors Lecture at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 21 in Harned 344.

Free and open to the public, the lecture will feature two groupsre-enactors of the Civil War as well as the Scottish Highlanders.

The Civil War group, called Baxter's Battery, is a light artillery unit of volunteers from throughout middle Tennessee. Affiliated with the 46th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment under the command of Capt. David Belcher, it portrays the Confederate Baxter's Battery.

According to Dr. Minoa Uffelman, assistant professor of history, Capt. Robert Krantz, commander of the re-enacting battery, can trace his lineage back to a member of this unit.

The Battery travels to re-enactments throughout Tennessee and neighboring states. Like many others, it galvanizes as needed, meaning members portray both Union and Confederate armies.

The Scottish Highlanders re-enactors are a group of living historians who represent the Scottish Highlanders during the period 1736-46.

They endeavor to give an accurate portrayal of the Highlanders who settled in Darien, Ga., in 1736, specifically the Highland Independent Company of Foot, as well as the Jacobite troops of Bonnie Prince Charlie during the rising of '45 in Scotland.

For more information, contact Uffelman by telephone at (931) 221-7704 or e-mail at uffelman@apsu.edu. -- Dennie B. Burke