Come See McRaven Trace
the last few years Civil War reenactment has grown to enormous
proportions. McRaven is fully involved with Civil War as well as
Colonial reenactment. Colonial reenactment is something that is
fairly new to Southern Mississippi, and McRaven hopes to promote
the time before the Civil War as well as during and after. If at
anytime you should visit McRaven don't be surprised to see reenactors
in period dress as well as indulging in period activities. Check
this page further for photos as well as reenactment schedules.
Colonial Times at McRaven
Mississippi has always been known as a Civil War town. It has
been promoted as a Civil War town, but McRaven would like to add
just a touch more spice with promotions of the French and Spanish
Colonial. This will go back in time when Vicksburg was a trading
post called Walnut Hills. McRaven has staged a few Colonial
practice reenactments for visitors touring the home and grounds.
This went so well that McRaven has much bigger plans for this era.
Shown below are a few photos of this type reenactment.
Leyland French with
in the 1797 kitchen.
Hesselberg, & Hesselberg's
daughter in 1797 bedroom.
Leyland French in period
dress sitting in doorway of oldest section of the house. This
photo was taken from the Vicksburg Evening Post, Sunday June
Civil War Times
has long been know for its Civil War history. McRaven has a rich
Civil War history also. It was a field hospital as well
as a Confederate campground. Many relics and artifacts from this
period such as mini balls, morter rounds, buttons, buckles and
more have been found on the grounds.
The regiment for the Confederate during
the reenactment is the Wirt Adams Regiment. The Union group is
the 4th Iowa, Company D. Photos below depict some of the activities.
For Colonial and Civil War Reenactment
schedules please contact:
the McRaven Tour Home Reenactment Association