On June 9, and 10, 2012, sounds of cannon's booming, musket's firing, and bayonets clashing will return to Brice's Crossraods battlefield following a 145-year silence.
The Brice's Crossroads National Battlefield Commission and the City of Baldwyn will host the re-enactment of the Battle of Brice's Crossroads for in June to mark the June 10, 1864, Confederate victory.
Thirty-five period sutlers will set up their tents to sell their wares and demonstrate their crafts.
On Friday, children ages 8-13 are invited to the annua Children's Civil War Discovery Day at the battlefield. Soliders, dressed in period attire, will greet the children as they arrive at the historic battlefield site. Participants will be invited to visit stations or camps to learn more about different aspects of life as a Civil War solider. Discovery Day will begin at 10 a.m. at the visiotr's center where children will be bused to the field and visit the stations until 1 p.m. Then, they will be treated to a real camp-fire lunch.
Cost is $5 per child. At 2p.m., they will return to the center. Parents are encouraged and invited to attend.
Camps will open at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and close at 5p.m.
Re-enactors will perform historical authentic scenariors of both the Battle of Brice's Crossraods and the Battle of Tupelo on the 1400- acre battlefield site.
A wreath-laying ceremony at the Confederate mass grave will include full military honors to those who scarified their lives on June 10, 1864.
For more information about the event, including registration for Discovery Day and a schedule of events for the weekend, visit www.bricescrossroads.com
or contact the Brice's Crossroads Visitors Center at 662-365-3969.