Petersburg, Va. Sections of chevaux-de-frise before Confederate main works

Petersburg, Va. Sections of chevaux-de-frise before Confederate main works

Not very often do you get an opportunity to watch Civil War soldiers do Civil War soldier stuff, but this weekend in Helena, Arkansas a group of soldiers will have camp set up on the battlefield at Fort Curtis and will perform daily routine soldier tasks, including marching, firing muskets, basic camp life, and they will be building battlefield obstacles including the ever-popular Cheveaux De Fris, or “Horse Fences”, as seen in the photo. Guests will leave with a better understanding of what a soldier did when he was not off fighting battles. While in town be sure to visit the Delta Cultural Center on Cherry Street and the Helena Museum on Pecan Street. If you are looking for a great place to eat lunch, there are several eateries in the historic downtown area of Helena. Camps will be open from 8am-5pm. Living historians participating will be historic correct and their actions, likewise. Do not miss out on some great photo opps!
For more information contact Ron Kelley at 870-592-0079 or info@arkansastoothpick.com.

To maintain historic accuracy on living histories such as the one Saturday, living historians are trained professionally and are coming on an “invite-only” basis to be able to provide the best experience for the general public. If you are interested in becoming a living historian or a battlefield volunteer in Helena, contact us at the number and/or email above.