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12-10-2006, 10:52 PM
145th Anniversary of the Battle for Davis’ Mills
October 5-7, 2007 at Michigan City, Mississippi
The Battles for Davis’ Mills, hosted by the Burton’s Sugar Farm, will be held on 650 acres of pasture land that features ponds, woods, hills, and valleys to screen troop movements. This is a campaigner’s dream site. This year we will have earthworks built mimicking those that were held by the Federals in December, 1862. Friday there will be a School Day for kids. Saturday will feature camp life, drills, picket duty, and other demonstrations for the public followed by a scripted battle at 2:00 PM. Sunday will also feature a scripted battle at 1:00 PM. A military ball is also scheduled Saturday night featuring Un-Reconstructed. Authenticity competitions are featured as well and awards given Saturday night at the ball. On Sunday, the public is invited to participate in the Church Services.
The reenactment will highlight two battles, the December 21, 1862 battle which was a part of Maj. General Earl Van Dorn’s raid in North Mississippi and the June 12, 1864 that highlights Lt. General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s pursuit of the Federals after the his success at Brices’ Crossroads. Usual anemities provided (wood, hay, water), a Friday night meal for reenactors and powder rations for artillery that pre-register by September 15, 2007. Proceeds will be going to the Beauvior Relief Fund for the restoration of Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ last home that was damaged in hurricane Katrina.
Please beat the rush and pre-register by September 15, 2007. There is a $5.00 registration fee and a spectator fee (TBA). Walk-ons after September 15, 2007 will have to pay $10.00 at the Gate. For further information contact Larry McCluney, 1412 North Park Dr., Greenwood, MS, 38930, (662)-453-7212 (after 5:00 pm) or email at confederate@roadrunner.com . Visit the web site at: http://humphreys1625.homestead.com/DavisMills.html

12-12-2006, 12:11 AM

I've been to this one the last 2 years since it began, and I have to echo Larry's appraisal of the site. Except for a couple of deer stands, once you leave the cabin and head into the site, you will not find a more pristine, unspoiled landscape. It's so good that highway traffic can seldom be heard from the site. It really is a campaigner's dream.