- Associated Press - Saturday, February 1, 2014

GRENADA, Miss. (AP) - Civil War re-enactors plan a winter encampment and living history demonstrations Feb. 7-9 at Grenada Lake.

The events are open to the public and will take place on Mississippi Highway 333.

The re-enactors are history buffs from Mississippi and Tennessee and will portray members of the 27th Mississippi Infantry. They will camp and live as Confederate soldiers did in the winter of 1863.

Organizers say there will be infantry drills, soldier lectures, bayonet drills, firing demonstrations and a dining area with authentic meals from the Civil War period.

During the war, the Grenada area was the center of what was called the Yalobusha Line, a series of Confederate military encampments that stretched from Vicksburg on the Mississippi River northwestward into Alabama.

In the Grenada area, fortifications protected the Central Railroad that supplied the South and its armed forces.

More information about the events is available by contacting Scott Garrett at 601-259-2240.

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