Battle Of Pleasant Hill Reenactment And Festival 2021

— — PELICAN, La – The Battle of Pleasant Hill Committee will host the 157th anniversary of the Battle of Pleasant Hill Reenactment and Festival April 9-11th 2021.

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

Below is a list of the events throughout the festival.

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

6:30 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

The event will take place April 9-11th 2021 in Pelican Louisiana.


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