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Fort Defiance/Fort Sevier/Fort Bruce

120 Duncan Street, Clarksville, TN 37042, USA  | More on: Fort Donelson »

Constructed on the property of Clarksville pioneer Valentine Sevier and renamed on completion, Fort Defiance was abandoned by Confederate forces during the capture of Clarksville, leading to the fall of Nashville. Confederate troops briefly reoccupied Fort Defiance in the summer of 1862. During the remainder of the war, Col. Sanders D. Bruce of Kentucky (for whom the fort was renamed) commanded and expanded the fort.


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From Highway 41A, turn West onto Walker Street at the historical marker, then left onto A Street.

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Spring/Summer: Monday - Saturday 10:00AM - 5:00PM Sunday 1:00PM - 5:00PM, Fall/Winter: Monday - Saturday 10:00AM - 4:00PM Sunday 1:00PM - 5:00pm



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