Whispers in the Cedars
Port Gibson, Mississippi

Event

When:
Friday March 6, 2020 - Saturday March 7, 2020
Where:
Port Gibson, Mississippi

Description

The 7th Annual Whispers in the Cedars Wintergreen Cemetery Tour in Port Gibson, Mississippi will be held on:
Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 6:00, 7:00 or 8:00 pm

Local citizens will assume the roles of people who played an important part in both state and national events before, during, and after the Civil War.

Whispers in the Cedars at Wintergreen Cemetery

Advance Ticket Sales Only - Tickets will not be sold at the door, so call early to get your choice of time slots.

Adults $25
Students (17 and under) $12
Isabella Bed & Breakfast
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"Resident" characters being portrayed this year:

Ann Gibson Minor - portrayed by Lynn Etheridge - Born in 1788, Ann was the daughter of Samuel Gibson, the founder of Port Gibson. She lived until 1863, the year of the Battle of Port Gibson, and tells the story of how her white roses bloomed red that year, prophesying the bloodshed in the coming conflict.

Sheriff C. E. Buck - portrayed by Jerry Bangham - C. E. Buck was elected Sheriff at the end of Reconstruction, when Democrats took control of Claiborne County by intimidating black voters and stuffing ballot boxes. He tells the story of how Harrison Page, former slave, fought back by killing the Chancery Clerk. Two years later, Page killed Buck and his deputy, Robert Lum, as they attempted to arrest Page.

Luke Roberts, CSA - portrayed by Josh McCraine -A native of Georgia, Luke and his wife, Cassia, moved to Alabama, where he became the manager of a freight warehouse, a blacksmith and a finish carpenter before enlisting in the 30th Alabama Infantry. He wrote his last letter to his wife just one week before being killed in the Battle of Port Gibson, fighting with Gen. Tracy's Alabama Brigade to defend Bruinsburg Road.

James Ellis - portrayed by Ellis Nasif - An immigrant from Lebanon, James left "The Old Country" in 1905, and boarded a ship to America, the land of hope and opportunity. His whole life changed when he arrived at Ellis Island, as he traded his name, his language, and his customs for a new way of life. He rose from being a man without a penny in his pockets to becoming a contributing citizen of Port Gibson.

Walter C. Guthrie - portrayed by Reid Wilson - W. C. first came to Mississippi to teach school in Jefferson and Adams Counties, but moved to Port Gibson in 1882 to become the second Principal of Chamberlain-Hunt Academy. He led the Academy in building its new campus on the hill south of town, even while suffering the loss of his wife and son. He retired in 1907 to join his brothers in owning and operating the Claiborne Hardware Company.

Mary Sessions Goodwin - portrayed by Mille Wolfe - Mary Sessions grew up on Jackson Street, in the house belonging to her mother's family. She and her husband, Grover,Goodwin, married at her home in 1943. After his death, Mary Sessions continued her active social life, welcoming friends to parties on her porch and traveling around the county with them in her van, the "Bitty Bus."

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