The program is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. today with cannons firing and a hike across the battle field to kick things off. Participants will be accompanied by a group of soldiers who will lead you to the Davis Bridge site at the Hatchie River. After the hike, all visitors are encouraged to visit the Living History Civil War camp where there will be a rifle demonstration and interpretive programs of “Life in the Camp.”
Park Ranger Justin King said that he would request that people who come to the event dress for the occasion.
“The hike is about one mile across some grassy fields,” King explained. “There will be several stops during the hike for interpretive explanations of the battle and it will be fun time. Folks just need to be dressed for the outdoors.”
Davis Bridge is located from U.S. highway 57 West at Pocahontas, Tenn., then turn onto Pocahontas Ripley Rd. and bare a right onto Metamora Hill.
“Parking is limited so please try to car pool if at all possible,” said King.
(For more information contact King at 662-731-645-7967)