Civilian and military life in the 1860’s

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Civilian and military life in the 1860’s

April 29, 2017 - Saturday - Brice's Crossroads Battlefield

Civilian and military life in the 1860’s will be depicted at the Brice’s Crossroads Battlefield near Baldwyn on Saturday, April 29.

Twenty stations representing a civilian town will set up camp on the battlefield from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. with authentic re-enactors demonstrating music of the era with interactive instruments, a seamstress, spinning demonstrations, period tools and blacksmith display, open fire cooking, gunsmith, children’s toy display, quilting, school marm, and many more exceptional representations of life in America in the 1860s.

The Boy Scout camping area at the Brice’s Crossroads battlefield will come to life with civilian historians, joining military re-enactors in a full day of life in the 1860’s. Cannon firing, artillery, cavalry and infantry demonstrations will be available all day. Concessions will be available and parking is free.

Admission is $5 with a $20 cap for a family. The event, which will take place on CR 833 south of the crossroads, is sponsored by the Brice’s Crossroads Battlefield Commission, Mississippi’s Final Stands Interpretive Center, and the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Alliance.

Friday, April 28 will be a special day for local school children, both public, private and home schools, to experience the 1860’s free of charge.

For more information, contact Mississippi’s Final Stands Interpretive Center at 607 Grisham Street in Baldwyn, 662.365.3969; or email at bcr.edwina@gmail.com.