Over 2000 visitors and volunteers honored the contributions of soldiers from the War of 1812 over Memorial Day weekend at the Gordon House Historic Site on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Volunteers and representatives from 15 living history associations gathered to commemorate a historic troop "muster" for the War of 1812. In the years leading up to the war, both militia volunteers and Army regulars would gather during "muster days" for military training. The Natchez Trace was a major travel corridor during the War of 1812 as troops under the command of Andrew Jackson marched to and from conflicts along the southern coast.
Successful Muster to Kick off War of 1812 Bicentennial
Last updated: April 14, 2015