Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Brice's Crossroads Event Information for next Month

From Edwina Carpenter:

Anyone who would like to volunteer for 2 hour shifts at the Brice's Crossroads Visitor's Center on Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and June 14, between 9-6, please email me with the time you are available to:


145th Anniversary Reenactment/Living History Schedule

Battles of Brice’s Crossroads and Battle of Tupelo June12-14

Friday-Sunday: Demonstrations and Programs at Spectator area behind Log Cabin includes Civil War music, field hospital, Engineering in the Civil War, Artillery and Infantry Demonstrations all day

Saturday and Sunday- Activity tent will offer programs/demonstrations

Friday schedule:

5 a.m. Tactical no spectators

10:30 Children’s Discovery Day at battlefield-visit camps, demonstrations, music

1:00 campfire meal for discovery day participants

1:45 return to museum

3:30 Tactical- no spectators

7:30 p.m. Parade of Troops,Downtown Baldwyn, Main Street
Drum corps, presentation of Colors, Cavalry, Infantry
Shop Baldwyn, Stores will be open late, view Civil War art

8:15 p.m. Officer’s reception , Period music performed by "Time Was"
at Azalea Court with light refreshments--Public Invited

Saturday, June 13

Camps open 10-1 and 3-6

9-10 –Civil War Cavalry Competition, mounted and dismounted, at field behind log cabin

1p.m.-4 p.m . North Mississippi Dulcimers will perform at Modern Vendor area

Activity Tent Program Schedule

9-10 a.m.-Civil War Music- Pat Arinder
10-11 a.m. Ladies Tea and sewing lessons- Pat Burkhead and Lisa Hamby
11-12 - Battle of Brice's Crossroads-- Pete Christopher
12-1 ‘Able Streight Raid’ Brent Lokey
2 p.m Battle of Brice's Crossroads reenactment
3:30-4:30 - Chickasaw Chief Tishomingo -Carmon E. Horner
4:30-5:30 - Marking the Confederate graves at Bethany Roger Hansen
8 p.m - Grand Ball period music /civil war era attire--Public Invited

Sunday at Activity Tent Camps open 11:30-1

10:30-11:30 Period Church -Dedication and Memorial Service for Soldiers

11:30-12:30 Battle of Tupelo- David Wilson

12:30-1:30 Brent Lokey “ Forrest at Johnsonville”

2 p.m. - Battle of Tupelo

Any Bearcats coming should try to get together for at least some short meeting somewhere in the Baldwyn area, let us know.


  1. They won't do it as good as we did in '54.

  2. Well, I'm sure gonna go and see if they do! There will be 7000 reenactors there. The population of baldwyn was not even 1/3 that figure in 1954.

  3. The population in 1952 was 2369 souls.

  4. Don't forget that the Baldwyn soldiers who fought the BCR battle in '54 did so well that they were used to do the Shiloh battle film in '55. That same film is still being shown at the visitor center there today...

  5. Yes, Carl but you must remember we won the Battle of Brices Cross Roads in '54 but sadly lost the battle of Shiloh in '55. I survived the Crossroads battle but was killed at Shiloh at the Hornets nest.


  6. Yes, Henry, I remember you falling headfirst over the rail fence mortally wounded. Serves you right- you were a Yankee then!

    Several years ago while visiting the Shiloh cemetery, I thought it might be a quiet place to be interred, since I can be buried there owing to the fact I am retired military. Thinking further, I realized that most of those buried there are Yankees. My granddaddy would turn over in his grave if I were to be buried with them. He was fiercely loyal to the Southern heritage concept.

  7. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,321 people, 1,331 households, and 886 families residing in the city of Baldwyn (Bureau of Census data). I found an unconfirmed bit of info that the population was only 1800+ in 1955.