31st annual Fall Muster
This weekend in Biloxi, Beauvoir will step back in time for their 31st annual Fall Muster, giving visitors a look into the experiences of Civil War soldiers and local students are getting the first look this afternoon.
During the annual Muster, a skirmish re-enactment takes place with infantry, cavalry, and artillery units as Union soldiers fight against the Confederacy. The public is welcome to view the re-enactment from a designated area as the two sides square off before ending the battle and holding a ceremony to honor all the American lives lost during the Civil War.
Re-enactors will also be staying on the grounds in period-era campsites which can be explored. Beauvoir Executive Director Dr. Tom Payne said, “It gives you the perspective of actually being in a battle. How horrific it was, how gallant it was. How loud it was. You get the smell, the feel. You get the percussion from the cannons and so you understand just how horrifying war was without all the carnage that goes with it.”
The Beauvoir grounds will be open 9 to 5 starting today and the battle re-enactment will occur twice daily on Saturday and Sunday.