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This features a skirmish for control the train depot in downtown Sikeston, as well as full battles at the original Sand Ridge battle site.
The action kicks offdowntown Saturday morning (116 W. Malone), as armies converge on the Sikeston Depot Museum and Gallery. This facility is on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Later that day and on Sunday, battles involving infantry, cavalry and artillery are conducted at the original battle site. Encampment areas are open the public. Call or email for information.
The Turner Brigade holds their spring drill and muster on the grounds of the state historic site.
About 100 Civil War reenactors set up army and civilian tents. The soldiers conduct infantry drills, cannon drills and cannon firing. Cavalry joins the demonstrations.
Fort Davidson is preserved as a state historic site. Exhibits and a video in the visitor center tell the story of the battle. Picnicking is available.
An exhibit in the Missouri State Museum, which is located on the first floor of the State Capitol. The exhibit includes: "Slavery's Echoes," "Hands On Civil War" and a Civil War cannon diorama.
A Civil War encampment takes shape as craftsmen and vendors ply their trade. Hubbard's Battery runs artillery drills and fires the cannon throughout the event; re-enactors join the fray; the blacksmith at his forge turns out ironworks; period crafts are demonstrated continuously; minstrels and music groups perform; and food vendors provide sustenance.
Activities take place at the Pioneer Heritage Homestead, one block south of county courthouse.
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