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Battle of Pleasant Hill Annual Reenactment and Festival

Battle of Pleasant Hill Annual Reenactment and Festival

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.

2020 Battle of Pleasant Hill Re-enactment Schedule of Events

April 17-19, 2020
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.

Entry fee is $5 per person (5 and under free). Free parking.

Friday, April 17, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. School Day

Saturday, April 18, 2020
6:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast – Battlefield Hall
10:00 a.m. Parade – Downtown Pleasant Hill
11:00 a.m. Battle of Pleasant Hill program at Mansfield State Historic Site
2:00 p.m. Battle Reenactment
7:00 p.m. Period Ball and Court Presentation – Dogtrot (Period dress suggested)

Sunday, April 19, 2020
6:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast – Battlefield Hall
10:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. Open Camp Activities
10:00 a.m. Church Services (open to all)
1:00 p.m. Crowning Ceremony of 2020 Miss Battle of Pleasant Hill, followed by Opening Ceremony
2:00 p.m. Battle Re-enactment

Thursday, April 16, 2020 to Saturday, April 18, 2020
American Legion Hall
23271 Hwy. 175
Pelican, LA 71063