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Corinth Battlefield Kids Camp

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Date: August 6, 2012

To mark the end of summer and the beginning of the new school year, the Corinth Battlefield unit of Shiloh National Military Park will host a Civil War Kids Day on Saturday, August 11, 2012.The activities will begin at 9:00 am and end at noon.Children 5 to 12 years of age are invited to participate in the activities at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center.

"We are excited to host the Civil War Kids Day on Saturday morning.We have several activities planned that are both educational and fun." stated Ashley Berry, Supervisory Park Ranger.Children will participate in several hands-on activities that will introduce them to the various functions of the army during the Civil War. Participants will have an opportunity to earn five of the park's new Civil War to Civil Rights Trading Cards.

Parents are encouraged to register the children in advance by contacting the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center at 662-287-9273.Activities will be conducted both inside and outside the building.Children are encouraged to bring water, snacks, sunscreen, and wear comfortable clothing for outside activities.

The Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center is located at 501 West Linden Street in Corinth, Mississippi.

Did You Know?

John Wesley Powell

Explorer John Wesley Powell, who first journeyed the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, did so with only one arm. He lost his right arm at Shiloh while commanding a battery of Illinois artillery pieces.