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Civil War Living History Saturday in Corinth

A camel representing Old Douglas from the Civil War will be part of a living history demonstration in Corinth. (Courtesy photo)

The National Park Service on Saturday will host a living history demonstration at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center.

The event will commemorate the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Corinth.

Here is a schedule of the events:

10 a.m: Horse-mounted cavalry re-enactors will demonstrate tactics, fire weapons and perform a saber drill.

11 a.m.: Artillery re-enactors will demonstrate Civil War cannoneers by loading, aiming and firing.

Noon: Infantry re-enactors will fire weapons as a unit. Uniforms and equipment will also be discussed.

1 p.m.: The Texas Camel Corps will discuss the use of camels in the Civil War and share the story of Old Douglas, who carried band instruments for the 43rd Mississippi Infantry in Corinth and was killed in Vicksburg. Camel programs will also be offered Sunday.

2 p.m.: 30-minute program featuring period songs performed by the Lost Cause Band.

2:30 p.m.: A combined arms presentation featuring infantry, cavalry and artillery.



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Josh Mitchell is the news editor for Corinth Today. He can be reached at 662-872-9907 or news@corinthtoday.com.