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Battle of Farmington Comes to Life This Week

FARMINGTON, Miss. (AP) – Event organizers are seeking volunteers, sponsors and donations for the annual re-enactment of the Battle of Farmington.

The event, hosted by the Blue-Gray Alliance, will be on Oct. 10-13 on more than 130 acres of the original battleground.

Mayor Dale Fortenberry said re-enactors from 16 states have signed up to participate.

“Last year was big, but it looks like this year we’re going to surpass it by a thousand,” said Fortenberry. “It gets bigger every year.”

One group of Iowa re-enactors is coming to Alcorn County for the first time to see where their ancestors fought in the Battle of Corinth.

“It brings in a lot of folks,” said Fortenberry. “The whole county and city of Corinth profit. That’s what it’s for – not just a Farmington event.”

Added to this year event on the 151st anniversary of the battle will be fundraiser for the Verandah-Curlee House.

The event will include a “night with the generals” on Oct. 11 at the Corinth Coliseum. The living history show will include portrayals of 10 Civil War generals.

More information about events associated with the re-enactment is available online at www.battleoffarmington.com.

Thursday, October 10th

6:00 AM – Until – Grounds open for registration

8:30 AM – Until – School Days

Friday, October 11th

6:00 AM – Until – Grounds open for registration

8:30 AM – Until – School Days

7:00 PM – Night with the Generals (Corinth Coliseum Civic Center)

Saturday, October 12th

9:00 AM – Opening ceremony’s

10:00 AM – Military demonstration on battlefield

10:00 AM – Ladies social under activities tent

2:00 PM – Re-enactment, Battle of Farmington, MS

7:00 PM – Dance at activities tent

8:00 PM – Night artillery fight

10:00 PM – Camps closed for quite time

Sunday, October 13th

7:00 AM – Grounds open for public

10:00 AM – Church services (activities tent – Colonel Duane Hamby)

1:00 PM – Camps closed to public

2:00 PM – Re-enactment, Battle of Farmington, MS