Civilian Life of the 1860’s


Civilian Life of the 1860’s

March 23, 2019 - Saturday, March 23 2019 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Boy Scout camping area on County Road 833 in Baldwyn

Have you ever wanted to play a civil war era instrument or enjoy the aroma of food cooking in a campfire pot? Visitors to the Brice’s Crossroads battlefield on Saturday, March 23 will have the opportunity to enjoy life in the 1860’s, both civilian and military.

Demonstrations and activities will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Boy Scout camping area on County Road 833 in Baldwyn.

Civilian life of the 1860’s will be represented by fifteen stations set be set up on the battlefield with authentic re-enactors demonstrating camp cooking, spinning demonstrations, children’s toy display, quilting, era music with hands-on instruments, chair caning and corn-shuck dolls. A replica log cabin will also be a part of the demonstrations with a presentation about pioneer life in the area. Additional stations will include military re-enactors in a full day of military 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, and is sponsored by the Brice’s Crossroads Battlefield Commission, Mississippi’s Final Stands Interpretive Center, and the First Division, Southern Re-enactors.

Additional information and a schedule of events will be available here soon.

For more information, contact Mississippi’s Final Stands Interpretive Center at 607 Grisham Street in Baldwyn, 662.365.3969; visit our website at or email