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Saturday, October 25, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College.

Black and Blue Civil War Living History Encampment

The seventh annual Black and Blue Civil War Living History Encampment will take place on Saturday, October 25, at Historic Jefferson College. Reenactors tell the story of the African American experience during the Civil War in Adams County. This year’s event features the 3rd U. S. Colored Cavalry, who will parade and demonstrate a cavalry fight. The Cavalry was first organized at Vicksburg in October of 1863 as the First Mississippi Cavalry (African Descent).

The living history event will begin at 11 a.m. with a teach-in session about the 3rd U. S. Colored Cavalry and U. S. Colored Troops in the Mississippi Valley. At 1 p.m. reenactors will present the history behind the Cavalry. The parade and historical cavalry fight begin at 3 p.m.

There is no charge for any of the events. The Black and Blue Civil War Living History Encampment is sponsored by MDAH and the Friends of Forks of the Roads Society, Inc. For more information contact Ser Boxley at 601-442-4719 or email forksyaroads@aol.com.

 

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