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 9, 2021

9 AM – 1 PM School Day

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

6:30 AM – 9 AM Breakfast – Battlefield Hall

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: Donne Kennedy, “They Fought for Us” – Battlefield Hall

1:30 PM Opening Ceremonies

2 PM Battle Reenactment

7 PM Luminary Memorial Ceremony – Battlefield (FREE and open to the public)

7 PM Period Ball and Court Presentation – Elam-O’pry House (Period dress suggested)

Sunday, April 11, 2021

6:30 AM – 9 AM Breakfast – Battlefield Hall

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: Richard Holloway, “Bravery on Display: The Charge of the Texas Cavalry and Other Stories at Pleasant Hill” – Battlefield Hall

1 PM Crowning Ceremony of 2020-2021 Miss Battle of Pleasant Hill followed by Opening Ceremony

2 PM Battle Re-enactment

Parade

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

Directions