"A Conversation with Civil War Generals" is sponsored by the Friends of the Siege and Battle of Corinth and Col. Rogers Camp 321, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and will be a part of the Farmington reenactment this weekend.
It will be held at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center in downtown Corinth on Friday at 7 p.m.
Event organizer Larry Mangus said the purpose of the event is for interested persons to meet these generals up close and personal through the reenactors portraying them.
“They have graciously donated their time and talents for the program,” Mangus said. “It is a very impressive line up of generals, a Who's Who of Civil War Generals!”
With the closing of the National Parks, due to the government shutdown, a couple of cancellations of generals and the program moderator have been made because they work for the park service and are not permitted to participate.
Magus added that the best thing about this event is that admission is free and that he will be the new moderator for the event.
“Since many of the generals were here in Corinth during the Battle of Shiloh and the Siege and Battle for Corinth, they have asked that donations be accepted for the restoration of the Verandah House, where many of them visited or actually stayed there in 1862.”
The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions of the generals.
A list of the generals line-up, after the park closings, will be Gen. Robert E. Lee by Bill Stofel, Gen. Albert Sydney Johnston by Dusty Holder, Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard by Larry McCluney, Gen. Nathan B. Forrest by Mike Cole, Gen. William J. Hardee by Fred Lincoln and Gen. Ulysses S. Grant by Curt Fields.
Contributions toward the ongoing restoration of the Verandah Curlee House will also be accepted at the event and they will be tax deductible, according to Mangus.
(For more information about this event please call Mangus at 662-287-0766 or at 662-872-9180.)