Events

Battle of Iuka Reenactment, 150th Anniversary

Date: 08/31/2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Iuka, Mississippi
Description: August 31 - September 2, 2012 during Labor Day Weekend. The Battle of Iuka, fought September 19, 1862, was one of the bloodiest battles up to that time. Each side had lost, in killed or wounded, every third man, making a total of more than 2,000 casualities. Confederate General Henry Little was also killed in action. Remarkably, neither Gen. E.O.C. Ord nor Gen. U. S. Grant heard the sounds of the battle due to what is known as "acoustic shadow." Activities leading up to the Battle of Iuka 150th Anniversary Celebration will begin Aug. 31st and will include: relic show, living history demonstrations, military demonstrations, Iuka Heritage Day Festival, live entertainment, wagon rides, antique car show, historic homes walking tours, vendors, concessions, arts and crafts. Meet Gen. U.S. Grant, Gen. Henry Little, and Gov. John M. Stone. Live entertainment by “Lost Cause Confederate String Band”, 4 PM- 8 PM Friday August 31, Jay Bird Park. History buffs will enjoy the grand Illumination of Downtown Iuka, military drills, descendant’s reunion, mass grave roll call, authentic “Tin Type” photographer, music by Iuka’s very own Eddie and Frank Thomas, 1:00 P.M. Saturday Sept 1, school days, Grand Ball featuring the music of the 52nd Regimental String Band, & so much more… Re-enactors and Sutlers Welcomed. Visit our website for full agenda and other information.
Contact Information: Harold Lomenick: 662-423-1231 662-424-2122
Gary Matthews: 1-800-386-4373 662-423-0051
Barry & Ellen Ayers - Re-enactors: 662-423-9011
Event URL: http://www.battleofiuka.com/

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