154 Battle Of Hernando Civil War Reenactment This Weekend


If you are interested in Civil War, you will not want to miss this special event which brings the past alive!
The event is happening on the grounds of the historic Mussecuna Plantation. The home was built in 1849 and is the 2nd oldest home DeSoto County. It was used as a Civil War hospital for both the North and the South, a Cotton Plantation, Stage Coach Stop, Post Office and the 1st Catholic Church of Hernando.

Experience the history of the Battle of Hernando during this two-day Civil War reenactment.
The battles will take place Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 both days.
Gates open at 10:00am and close at 5:00pm. The battle will be complete with authentic period clothing and weaponry.
Booming cannons and the shrill whistle of Civil War-era musket fire will fill the air as soldiers tramp through the woods just as they did in late June of 1863.

The last time they had this event was three years ago and had over 3,400 visitors.

There will be kids events, including pony rides and face painting. Also, you will be able to tour the home.

In addition, May 20-21 the C.S.S Hunley traveling exhibit will be on display. During the Civil War, for the first time in history, a submarine was used as a military means to attack. The Hunley became the first submarine in history to sink an enemy ship.
General admission $10.00. Kids under 10 Free. All military and emergency personal free with ID or uniform.

The Hunley will be on display for school children, Friday, May 19, 8:00am-4:00pm with a $2.00 admission per student.

Also, Saturday night be sure and enjoy a period dance with live music. Admission $10.00 (free for those in period clothing.)

For additional information, Mussecuna Plantation Historical Events LLC
call 901-553-3878 or 901-238-4393.
Their address: Mussecuna Plantation, 5000 Robertson Gin Rd