The 150th Anniversary
Battle of Pleasant Hill 2014

Welcome to the home page for the Battle of Pleasant Hill reenactment, this year’s event will mark the 150th Anniversary of this; the largest battle fought west of the Mississippi River and is on the ground hallowed those many years ago by the blood of Americans locked in mortal combat. The Battle of Pleasant Hill Committee (BPHC) and the host units, the 3rd Louisiana Infantry and the 3rd Texas Cavalry look forward to seeing you all there!

Reenactors:

This year we have placed all the registration forms here on the website so you can print them off, fill them out and send them in with a $5 registration fee. All participants over 12 are requested to pay $5. Once this is received you will be placed on a preregistered list and this will prevent the need to stop, park and walk to the dogtrot to fill out your forms, you will be able to go straight to your camp. There will be guides around the gate to check you off and help you find your camp. We have heard from a number of groups that have never attended Pleasant Hill before that plan to come to celebrate the sesquicentennial of this battle, so please help the BPHC and the host units plan for your arrival by registering early.

Educators:

Friday April 4 is School Day! Camps will open at 10 AM for your class to get a firsthand look at history! Have you ever tried to explain to your students how load a 19th century rifle or how Napoleonic tactics worked, well bring them out to Pleasant Hill April 4th and we will show them for you. There is also attached to this website a worksheet to help your students interact with the Living Historians to get the most out of their visit. There is no charge for the student for the school day events so bring a lunch and plan to spend the day, there will be demonstrations of Artillery, Infantry, Cavalry and Civil War Medicine. Home Schoolers are welcome too.

Public:

As mentioned above, 150 years ago Americans met on this very field in mortal combat, some wore blue and some wore gray some 2000 of them gave their lives. Join us as we remember their actions on the ground hallowed by their sacrifice. Bring the whole family and plan to make the day of it. Check the schedules of battles and other activities, there will be venders selling food and other items come see what a military camp would have looked like during the War Between the States and share with your family our Nation’s history. Parking fee of $5.

Contact Information:

Reenactors Contact
Col. Scott Solice, 3 rd La. Inf.
(Hm) 318-688-5717,
(Wk) 318-686-8545,
(Cell) 318-458-4867
email: thirdla61@bellsouth.net

Educators:
Mrs. Mary Lee Ligon
318-796-2777

Dyson Nickle
nickledyson@sfasu.edu


Events Schedule
(click dates for details)


Battle of Pleasant Hill Beauty Pageant

March 22, 2014 (Saturday)


Friday: School Day / Enactment

April 4th, 2014 (Friday)


Saturday: Breakfast / Parade / Re-enactments / Ball

April 5th, 2014 (Saturday)


Sunday: Breakfast / Church / Re-enactment

April 6th, 2014 (Sunday)


Pleasant Hill re-enactments and activities in the re-enactors camp will take place 3 miles north of Pleasant Hill at 23271 Hwy. 175, Pelican, LA.