Reenactment of the Battle of Collierville This Weekend

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(Memphis) Hundreds of Memphis and Shelby County school kids got a chance to step back in time today and see what life was like about 150 years ago.  

Schilling Farms on Poplar Ave. has been transformed into a living history lesson.

The year is supposed to be 1863 when the Union Army fought-off the Confederates in the Battle of Collierville.

Saturday, the public is all invited to see a reenactment of that day.

"It's a great way to see history alive," said Lee Miller, the president of the Battle of Collierville Association.  "America has such a great, fabulous history but you don't getting understand it all just by reading the books and here by coming to a reenactment you get to actually see the soldiers, ladies and children, what they looked like 150 years ago and get a better understanding of the war against the states."

The public is encouraged to come to Schilling Farms to hear speakers, meet civil war authors and drink some tea starting at 10 a.m  

The actual reenactment of the Battle of Collierville will begin at 2 p.m.