Civil War Buffs Converge for Re-Enactment in Mississippi

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Jackson, MS (AP) - Organizers say they're expecting 1,300
Civil War re-enactors to gather in northern Mississippi this
weekend to depict a battle that actually took place in Tennessee.

People dressed as Union and Confederate soldiers are reliving
the Battle of Fort Donelson, which took place in February 1862 near
Dover, Tenn., northwest of Nashville. The battle was a victory for
the North and helped keep Kentucky in the Union.

Re-enactors from as far away as Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois,
Pennsylvania and Maine registered for the event outside tiny
Michigan City, Miss., a stone's throw south of the Tennessee state
line.

History buffs say they're trying to recreate an authentic
experience of a war that started nearly 150 years ago.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by asking Location: tally on Nov 14, 2010 at 02:39 PM
    CORNELIUS...On what day do you honor Richard Holloway, Sr.?
  • by jw on Nov 14, 2010 at 06:17 AM
    u must be black. you cannot change history. you can learn from it.
  • by History buff Location: leon on Nov 14, 2010 at 04:28 AM
    cornelius this is HISTORY like it or not. If you READ the whole thing you would know the north won it anyway. YOU CAN NOT CHANGE HISTORY but YOU CAN LEARN FROM IT. Get a life.
  • by Cornelius Location: Quincy on Nov 13, 2010 at 03:27 PM
    these racist displays should be banned and the participators should be jailed. this is why we can't move on!
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