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Mississippi Stands

February 23, 2018 - Friday through Sunday - Brice's Crossroads

The 1860’s were turbulent times in Mississippi. On February 23-25, reenactors from across the United States will portray soldiers from the north and the south who fought for control of Mississippi from 1861-1865.

The event, called Mississippi Stands, will include two days of fighting, demonstrations of camp life, civilian town and sutlers. School children will experience life in the 1860’s on Friday.

Hosted by 1st Division Southern Re-enactors Association and the First Federal Division, battles will be fought on Saturday and Sunday on the 1500 acre Brice’s Crossroads National Battlefield located five miles west of Baldwyn.

Visitors are invited to view battles at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. Church services will be held in camp at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Sutler row, a civilian camp, sewing demonstrations, food vendors, and authors will be available from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A Blue-Gray Civilian town will depict life in the 1860’s on the home front.

Visitors can view the re-enactments of the battles, learn about civilian and home life in the Civilian Town and explore the sutler’s tents on Sutler row both days.

Admission is $5 each with a cap for a family of $25, and children under seven years are free.

For more information, contact the Mississippi’s Final stands Interpretive Center at 662.365.3969; by email at bcr.edwina@gmail.com.

The Interpretive Center will be open Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The center includes interpretation of the 1500 acre battlefield at Brice’s Crossroads, and the battle of Tupelo/Harrisburg through interpretive and interactive exhibits, two films and a flag exhibit as well as a bookstore and gift shop.