The Crossroads Arena will be the place to be this weekend for Civil War and history enthusiasts of all ages.

The Col. W.P. Rogers Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will host the 11th Annual Corinth Civil War Relic Show and Sale this Saturday and Sunday at the arena, bringing together vendors and experts from around the country offering a wide variety of Civil War relics and more. The show will be open from 9 am. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12.

Organizer Dennis Brown said the show has grown into one of the must-do events for those with a passion for history and, in particular, the history of the Civil War era.

The show will feature uniforms, armaments, guns, buttons, equipment and countless other items from the war.

“Anything Civil War-related,” he said.

Vendors are scheduled to come from across the country, including as far away as Pennsylvania and Arizona.

Randall Eldridge of Shiloh Relics, one of the nation’s most well-known experts on Civil War relics and a featured expert on the Antiques Roadshow television, show will have one of the largest booths at the show, said Brown.

Kim Prince of College Hill Arsenal will have a booth featuring his extensive collection of Civil War-era muskets and other weapons.

Numerous authors will also be on hand, including H. Grady Howell and others. Brown said Mercer College’s publication’s department will have a booth featuring numerous works by their published authors as well.

Brown said they want to encourage everyone to come out, shop and learn. No matter their age or experience in the world of Civil War study and collecting their sure to find something special and learn something interesting.

Proceeds raised by the SCV camp through the show go to the group’s annual scholarship program which presents six scholarships to local high school seniors each year.

Brown said all those attending will be asked to wear masks in compliance with the governor’s order. Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the building.

For more information on the event, visit www. battleofcorinth.com or contact Brown at 662-212-4621 or Buddy Ellis at 662-665-1419.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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