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….
2023 Battle of Pleasant Hill Re-enactment Schedule of Events
March 31st to April 2nd, 2023
The Battle of 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.
Friday, March 31, 2023
9 AM – 1 PM School Day
Saturday, April 1, 2023
10 AM Battle of Pleasant Hill Parade – Downtown Pleasant Hill
11 AM Battle of Pleasant Hill program at Mansfield State Historic Site
12 PM – 1 PM Guest Speaker: Ron Kennedy, “Citizen Heroes in the War for Southern Independence” -Battlefield Hall
1:30 PM Opening Ceremonies
2 PM Battle Reenactment
7 PM Period Ball and Court Presentation – Elam-O’pry House (Period dress suggested)
7 PM Luminary Memorial Ceremony – Battlefield (FREE and open to the public)
Sunday, April 2, 2023
10 AM – 12 AM Open Camp Activities
10 AM Church Services – Elam O’Pry House (open to all)
11 AM to 12 PM Guest Speaker: Henry O. Robertson, “The Red River Campaign Convulses Communities: Battles of Mansfield, Pleasant Grove, and Pleasant Hill”, – Battlefield Hall
1 PM Crowning Ceremony of 2023 Miss Battle of Pleasant Hill followed by Opening Ceremony
2 PM Battle Re-enactment
Line up will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Pleasant Hill High School, 2601 West 2nd St., Pleasant Hill, La.