- Associated Press - Monday, April 28, 2014

RIENZI, Miss. (AP) - Reenactors under the direction of the 3rd Tennessee Calvary and 48th Tennessee Infantry will bring life to the Battle of Rienzi May 2-4.

The Civil War battle was fought between 1861 and 1865. Historians said after the South officially surrendered to the Union, the Battle of Rienzi raged on for weeks before the troops were notified the war was over.

The fourth annual battle reenactment is sponsored by the Rienzi Heritage Committee.

Events will begin at 8 a.m. each day.

“Friday is a school day so we will have it open for the school kids to come. They will have the opportunity to see firsthand what it was like in the civil war days. How the soldiers cooked, where they lived and they survived,” Rienzi Mayor Walter Williams told The Daily Corinthian (http://bit.ly/1ilbZ0A ).

Williams said the reenactment of the fighting will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday and will end Saturday after the fighting at 2 p.m.

“We will be feeding the volunteers at the fire station as we do every year. This year, they’ve asked for an authentic camp-site meal to get into the spirit. We will be serving them pinto beans, boiled potatoes, turkey, cornbread and onion,” said Williams. “On Sunday, we will open camps at 10 p.m. for a worship service and the battle will resume at 2 p.m.”

In conjunction with the reenactment, Rienzi will also be holding their third annual Spring Fest downtown.

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Information from: The Daily Corinthian.