Battle of Pleasant Hill reeactment set for April 8-10

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Battle of Pleasant Hill

The 158th Anniversary of the Battle of Pleasant Hill festival and re-enactment will be Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10 at 23271 Hwy. 175, Pelican, just 3 miles north of Pleasant Hill.
This Civil War re-enactment portrays the historically recorded events of the battle with the help of more than 400 re-enactors. The town will commemorate the event with a parade, period ball, church service and open camp activities throughout the weekend. Re-enactments will be Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10 at 2 p.m. daily. Entry fee is $5 per person (5 and under are free). Parking is free.

This article published in the March 31, 2022, print edition

The Battle of Pleasant Hill occurred April 9,1864, and was a major battle of the Civil War. As part of the Red River Campaign, it was fought by Union soldiers who sought to march on to Shreveport and Confederate soldiers who sought to keep control of the area. An estimated 3,100 people were killed in the battle; 1,100 Union forces and 2,000 Confederate.
For more details on the Battle of Pleasant Hill, visit www.battleofpleasanthill.com, the Facebook page or call Katelyn Calhoun at (318) 658-5785.
For information on accommodations, visit www.toledobendlakecountry.com