The announcement we were hoping we wouldn’t have to make:

It is with heavy hearts that the Battle of Pleasant Hill Board is announcing the cancellation of the 2020 Battle of Pleasant Hill Re-enactment and Festival, that was previously rescheduled for April 17-19, 2020, due to the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 virus. We tried to hold on and have our event and we are heartbroken.

The health and safety of our re-enactors, spectators and local community is our top priority and we feel this is the best decision given the circumstances. We are abiding by guidelines and recommendations from our state and national government.

For those re-enactors who pre-registered, you will be refunded within the next two weeks. All of our vendors, sutlers and sponsors will be contacted shortly if you haven’t already been contacted by a board member.

We wish to thank each and every one of you for your support over the years and look forward to seeing you all again in 2021. Our dates for 2021 are April 9-11!!! Mark your calendars now!

-Battle of Pleasant Hill Board

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!


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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Friday, April 12, 2019

School Day


Saturday, April 13, 2019

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


Sunday, April 14, 2019

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


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.