Friday, February 11, 2011

Mississippi SCV Sesquicentennial Event - Jefferson Davis Leaving Vicksburg

Tomorrow, Saturday February 12, 2011, is an important event in this year's celebration of the Sesquicentennial of the Confederate States of America.  Tomorrow in Vicksburg Mississippi, the departure of Jefferson Davis from his home to travel to Montgomery AL for his inauguration as the first and only President of the Confederate States of America will be commemorated with a reenactment at the Vicksburg Old Court House Museum.  The crowds will start to assemble by 1pm and at 2pm Jefferson Davis will arrive by horse drawn carriage.  Following his speech, there will be a reception in the Museum to meet and greet "the President" and admission will be $2 per person.  This is a commemoration of an enormously historic event as Davis was to leave to lead the Confederacy from it's inception thru the War Between the States, not return to Vicksburg for seven years.  Try to make this as it is sure to be a great time and don't forget a week hence the reenactment of Jefferson Davis' inauguration in Montgomery.  Here is the Mississippi Division SCV website for further information -

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