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Re-enactors for 3rd U.S. Colored Cavalry Returning to Natchez

(601) 442-4719

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Date:  June 13, 2024

Time:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Re-enactors of Mississippi 3rd U.S. Colored Cavalry will ride into Natchez on Thursday, June 13, and set up camp on the Bluff, announced Ser Seshsh Ab Heter-Clifford M. Boxley.

The 3rd U.S. Colored Cavalry program will be held in Natchez for the third time. Re-enactors will engage the public and talk about the cavalry’s history during the Civil War. The event is a celebration of history and recognition of the military contributions of African Americans.

The encampment is free and open to the public. It will last from 9-4 p.m. Beginning at 8 a.m., on June 13, nine re-enactors will ride from the Forks of the Road to the Natchez Bluff. The troops will ride on St. Catherine Street to N. Dr. M.L.K. Street, where they will turn left and ride to Main Street and turn right. From there, they will ride down Main to Broadway Street and turn right to the encampment site on the Bluff. For more information, call Ser Boxley at 601-442-4719.