Welcome to the home page for the Battle of Pleasant Hill Re-enactment. Our event commemorates one of the last Southern victories of the War Between the States and is held on the actual battlefield where Union and Confederate forces met on April 9, 1864. Please join us every year on the second full weekend of April to temper the historic events that took place in Pleasant Hill over 150 year’s ago. The Battle of Pleasant Hill Committee (BPHC) and the host units, the Trans Mississippi Volunteer Infantry (TMVI), look forward to seeing you all there!

History

The Battle of Pleasant Hill was fought on April 9, 1864, during the Red River Campaign of the American Civil War, near Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, between Union forces led by Major General Nathaniel P. Banks and Confederate forces, led by Major General Richard Taylor.

The battle was essentially a continuation of the previous day’s Battle of Mansfield, fought nearby, which ended around sunset due to darkness….

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Events

Friday, April 12, 2019

School Day

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Breakfast
Parade
Main Battle Reenactment
Period Ball and Court Presentation — Dogtrot (Period dress suggested)

 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Breakfast
Open Camp Activities
Church Services (open to all)   
Crowning Ceremony of 2019 Miss Battle of Pleasant Hill
Battle Reenactment at Pleasant Hill

Parade

The Parade will begin at 10am on April 13th.

Line up will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Pleasant Hill High School, 2601 West 2nd St., Pleasant Hill, La.