Vicksburg, Miss…. Civil War re-enactors will conduct a winter encampment and living history demonstrations 7 through 9 February 2014 at Grenada Lake. The winter encampment and living history site will be located on highway 333 north of Grenada Lake. The public is invited.
These re-enactors are a group of historians from central Mississippi and western Tennessee that will portray members of the 27th Mississippi Infantry. They will camp and live as Soldiers did in the winter of 1863. These historians are celebrating 40 years in Civil War re-enacting.
These historians will educate, interpret, and demonstrate the life of the common Soldier in the rank during the American Civil War. There will be infantry drills, soldier lectures, bayonet drills, firing demonstrations and a dining area with authentic meals from that time period.
In 1862, the Grenada area was the center of what was called the Yalobusha Line. The Yalobusha Line was a series of military encampments that stretched from Vicksburg, Mississippi to northwest Alabama. In the Grenada area, there were a series of fortifications providing protection for the Central Railroad that supplied the south.
For more information, contact Scott Garrett with the 21st Mississippi Infantry at 601-259-2240.
The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. The primary mission of the Mississippi lakes is to provide flood risk reduction. With approximately 4.9 million visitors each year, these lakes also contribute approximately $99.5 million into the local economy. For more information visit our website, www.mvk.usace.army.mil
or the Vicksburg District’s Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/VicksburgUSACE
Release no. 14-012