TOLEDO BEND LAKE COUNTRY, LOUISIANA – The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Pleasant Hill will be remembered this year with re-enactments held April 4-6, 2014 on the actual battle field located three miles north of the Village of Pleasant Hill on Hwy 175.
This outstanding 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, pageant, period dance, church service and open camp activities held throughout the weekend. The re-enactments take place as follows:
Friday, April 4th at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 5th at 11:00 a.m. (in town)
Saturday, April 5th at 2 p.m. (main re-enactment)
Saturday, April 5th at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 6th at 2:00 p.m.
The battle of Pleasant Hill took place on April 9, 1864 and was one of the major battles 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.
Admission to all activities is free with a $5 parking fee.
For information on accommodations, visit www.toledobendlakecountry.com
For more details on the Battle of Pleasant Hill, visit www.battleofpleasanthill.com or call Katelyn Yates (318) 658-5785.