Louisiana's Confederate Events

~ Louisiana's Annual Reenactments & Events ~

Each year, we join with the United Daughters of the Confederacy in remembering Louisiana's War Against Northern Aggression through memorial services, educational programs and reenactments.  The following are a listing of annual events ...

January


Army of Northern Virginia Louisiana Division
Memorial Monument & Tumulus

Lee-Jackson Day

Event Sponsor United Daughters of the Confederacy
Louisiana Division ~ District III

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Web Center

Description

This is our annual celebration of the birthdays of General Robert E. Lee PACS and General Thomas J "Stonewall" Jackson PACS.  This is a two-fold event starting with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Army of Northern Virginia Louisiana Division Tumulus and Monument located in the original section of historic Metairie Lakelawn Cemetery.  Following the wreath laying, the second half of the event continues at the Jefferson Parish "Old Metairie" Library ...

Location


Metairie Lakelawn Cemetery

5100 Pontchartrain Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 
70124-1031

Web Center

Jefferson Parish Public Library
Old Metairie Library
2350 Metairie Road

Metairie, Louisiana
70001-5531

Web Center

Event Sponsor United Sons of Confederate Veterans
~ Beauregard Camp № 130 ~

Post Office Box № 145
Arabi, Louisiana 70032-0145
Description Beauregard Camp 130 hosts our annual "Mystic Krewe of Beauregard" Gala Grand Ball and celebration ~ corresponding with both the start of Mardi Gras New Orleans as well as ringing in the New Year.
Location The location for this event changes annually, and will be posted here when the 2018 festivities is set ...

February


 

 


Battlefield Ministries


114th New York Infantry Soldier



Confederate Artillery Fire In The Rain


Confederate Milton's Light Artillery Crew

Ford's Encampment

Event Sponsor

Marion County Historical Society
Marion County, Mississippi

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Description

John Ford Home where reenactors from the early 1800s through the War Of 1861-1865 will be camped.  The grounds and home will be transported back in time and visitors will be able to experience a taste of life within a Living History event.  There will be battles with cannon, period costumes, period craftsmen, tours of the Ford Home and more ...

The 10th Louisiana Infantry Regiment participates in this event annually ...

Location


John Ford Home

150 John Ford Home Road
Sandy Hook, Mississippi
39478-9440

  FaceBook

Phone : 601.443.1862

Lori Watts (President):  E-Mail

March



Federal Navy Sailors Fighting


Confederate Infantry Advance

Central Louisiana Reenactment

Event Sponsor


State Of Louisiana
Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site
135
Riverfront Street
Pineville, Louisiana
71360-6969

Web Center ~ FaceBook

Description The Re-enactment will take place all weekend. There will be living history camps set up for visitors to enjoy as well as Suttlers and historical demonstrations. There will be a historical church service held at 10:00 a.m. at the museum and a Ladies Tea will be held in the museum at 11:00 a.m. Also at 1:00 p.m. there will be a Civil War Battle Re-enactment held on the grounds.
Location


State Of Louisiana
Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site
135
Riverfront Street
Pineville, Louisiana
71360-6969

Web Center ~ FaceBook

Ph 877.677.7437 ~ 318.484.2390

E-Mail



 


Farragut Fleet Assault On Port Hudson


Federal Assault On Confederate Ramparts


The Confederate Line Holds

The Battles & Siege of
Port Hudson
1863

Event Sponsor


State Of Louisiana
Port Hudson State Historic Site

236 Highway № 61
Jackson, Louisiana 70748-4217

 Web Center ~ FaceBook 

Description Our American History textbook teach us that Vicksburg was the "key" that held the two halves of the Confederacy together ~ when Vicksburg fell on the 4th of July, 1863, the Confederacy was cut in two. 

This is WRONG.

When Vicksburg fell, the "nail that held the two halves of the Confederacy together" was Port Hudson, Louisiana ~ and for 10 days after the fall of Vicksburg, Port Hudson kept military supplies flowing from Texas and Europe into the Eastern Confederacy ...

Every year, Port Hudson hosts Louisiana's major Spring re-enactment ~ all are welcome to attend!
  Audiences will see not only a battlefield re-enactment but also a Confederate & Federal "field garrisons", Suttlers, 1860s era cuisine and dance, and so much more.
Location


State Of Louisiana
Port Hudson State Historic Site

236 Highway № 61
Jackson, Louisiana 70748-4217

 Web Center ~ FaceBook 

Ph №:  225.654.3775  ~  E-Mail

April



1864 Battle Map


Confederate Firing Line


Battling Federal Cavalry


Confederate Cavalry Counterattack

Bossier City Hilton Garden Inn


Confederate Commander Rides To Battle

Battle of Pleasant Hill

Event Sponsor


Pleasant Hill Battle Park
23271 HIGHWAY 175
Pleasant Hill, Louisiana
71063

Web Center

Ph №:  318.658.5785

Description 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. The night time provided a brief interlude in hostilities. On April 9, Taylor launched an ambitious assault against the newly reinforced Federals at Pleasant Hill and had the upper hand before General Thomas J. Churchill's Arkansas division was flanked on its right and repulsed. After the battle, the Federals remained demoralized and unconfident in their commander; they retreated to Grand Ecore, and from there to Alexandria. This was the largest battle fought west of the Mississippi River.

Officially, the battle was a Union victory; as the Confederates were successfully driven from the field. However, because Banks and his army had retreated so soon afterwards, many argued over who had really won.

The annual reenactment of the Battle of Pleasant Hill happens during the first weekend of April.
Location


Pleasant Hill Battle Park
23271 HIGHWAY 175
Pleasant Hill, Louisiana
71063

Web Center

Ph №:  318.658.5785

Reenactors Colonel Scott Solice
Commander,
3rd Louisiana Infantry Regiment

E-Mail

educators Courtney Yelverton
 

E-Mail

Katelyn Yates
 

E-Mail

May

 


The Army of Tennessee Louisiana Division Tumulus
& Memorial Monument


Beauregard Daughter's Final Resting Tomb

Annual Beauregard's Birthday Celebration

Event Sponsor United Daughters of the Confederacy
Louisiana Division ~ District III

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Web Center

Description

~ Happy Birthday, Gus! ~

On the anniversary of his birthday ~ or as close to the day as we can get ~ we gather at the Army of Tennessee Louisiana Division Tumulus and Memorial Monument at Metairie Lakelawn Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana:

Beauregard Birthday Celebration!

The event is held on the last Saturday of May in the original section of Metairie Lakelawn Cemetery. 

In honor of his birthday, a wreath laying ceremony will occur in the tumulus followed by a visit to the tomb designed by Beauregard for his daughter and her descendants.

Location


Metairie Lakelawn Cemetery

5100 Pontchartrain Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 
70124-1031

Web Center


 


Bossier City Hilton Garden Inn

Louisiana Division Convention

Event Sponsor

Sons of Confederate Veterans
Louisiana Division

Web Center

Description Every year in May, our Sons of Confederate Veterans' Louisiana Camps gather to discuss the latest events and concerns regarding all aspects of Louisiana Confederate Military and Naval History, Confederate Veterans Memorials, and the development of educational programs designed to both enlighten the Citizens of Louisiana as well as provision corrections to fraudulent stories released by all anti-Confederate movements throughout our state and nationally ...
Location

2017 Convention

Hilton Garden Inn

2015 Old Minden Road
Bossier City, Louisiana
71111-4966

Web Center

Ph №:  318.759.1950

June

 


The Army of Northern Virginia Louisiana Division Tumulus
& Memorial Monument


Washington Artillery
Tumulus
& Memorial Monument


The Army of Tennessee Louisiana Division Tumulus
& Memorial Monument

Confederate Memorial Day

Event Sponsor United Sons Of Confederate Veterans
Beauregard Camp 130

New Orleans, Louisiana
Description

~ Honoring Confederate Veterans! ~

Metairie Lakelawn Cemetery hosts a unique ceremony honoring our Confederate Veterans ~ several hundreds of whom lay in eternal rest here.

There will be a brief parade march starting at the Army of Northern Virginia Louisiana Division Tumulus & Monument.  The march will take those gathered from the starting point to the Washington Artillery Monument & Tumulus then over to the Army of Tennessee Louisiana Division Tumulus & Monument.  A rifle salute will be rendered at each site.  At the conclusion of the march, a brief ceremony will be held to honor P. G. T. Beauregard who is lain to his final rest inside of the Army of Tennessee Louisiana Division Tumulus ...

For those of us with Confederate military uniforms, please do wear them ... and bring your rifle / pistol (with appropriate black powder blank charges) for firing 3 volleys salutes (one per stop).  If you have 1860s period attire, you are encouraged to wear this attire as well.

The route itself is approximately three-quarters of one mile in length.  If you cannot complete the march, then meet us at the Army of Tennessee Louisiana Division Tumulus & Monument.

Location


Metairie Lakelawn Cemetery

5100 Pontchartrain Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 
70124-1031

Web Center


Grace Episcopal Church


A Freemason Funeral


At Final Rest Today

The Day The War ... Stopped ...

Event Sponsor

City of Saint Francisville
Saint Francisville, Louisiana

Web Center

Description It's the Summer of '63 ... the war thus far started with a nearly bloodless opening at Fort Sumter but devolves into a series of battles that produce thousands, and then tens of thousands, of dead.  The overwhelming majority of the Confederate Mississippi River has already fallen under Federal occupation.  Vicksburg and Port Hudson ~ the two remaining cities interconnecting Texas and Western Louisiana to the Eastern Confederacy ~ are under siege.  On the river, a Federal warship commander just committed suicide ... the result of an illness that brought on a fever disrupting his ability to think clearly.

He is a Freemason and leaves a last written request; to be laid to rest in a Freemason's grave by his brother masons. Nearby is the Confederate Louisiana city of Saint Francisville ~ and Louisiana's oldest Freemason Lodge and Cemetery.  A request is sent to the local masons, who grant the last request.  With thousands dying daily at Vicksburg and Port Hudson ~ the unthinkable happens: The War Stops to allow for a single funeral ...
Location


Grace Episcopal Church
11621 Ferdinand Street
Saint Francisville, Louisiana
70775-0000

Web Center

Ph №:  225.635.4065

July



Sheraton Downtown Memphis


Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown

International Reunion

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Event Sponsor

Sons of Confederate Veterans
Post Office Box
59
Columbia, Tennessee
38402-0059

Web Center

Description Annually in July, all Sons of Confederate Veterans' gather to discuss the latest events and concerns regarding all aspects of Confederate Military and Naval History, Confederate Veterans Memorials, and the development of educational programs designed to both enlighten the American Republic and globally as well as provision corrections to fraudulent stories released by all anti-Confederate movements throughout our American Republic and globally ...
Location

2017 International Reunion
~ Primary Reunion Center ~

Sheraton Downtown Memphis

250 North Main Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103-
1624

Web Center

Ph №:  901.527.7300 | E-Mail

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~
Overflow Hotel Stay ~

Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown

300 North Second Street
Memphis, Tennessee
38103-2614

Web Center

Ph №:  901.525.1800 | E-Mail

August

September

October


The Red Line Is "Camp Parapet"


The Only Remaining Powder Magazine


Roadside Marker

Camp Parapet Annual

Educational Programs

Event Sponsor

Jefferson Historical Society
Post Office Box 113014
Metairie, Louisiana 70011-3014

Web Center

1862 ~ newly sworn-in Federal President Abraham Lincoln identifies the greatest threat standing against the United States prosecution of the war against the Confederate States: the Port and City of New Orleans!

New Orleans is the South's strongest economic center through which international commerce sees Southern cotton, tobacco and high-quality raw materials flows to Europe's industrial machinery, especially England and France.  Ships from Europe off-load badly needed military materials to arm the brand new Provisional Army of the Confederate States.

Gretna is the home of the Phoenix Iron Works ~ pre-War, this business is the chief manufacturer of Naval cannon and carriages for the U. S. Navy ... now it is the chief Confederate Navy arms manufacturer.

Lincoln orders New Orleans seized ~ or destroyed.  Louisiana and New Orleans prepares the defenses of the city.

Defensive lines are built both East and West of the city to stop invasions by both land and river assaults, and Fort John Morgan becomes the main line of defense from land and river assault against invasion from river assault from the northern river route. 

But time works against Louisiana and New Orleans; there isn't enough time to arm and equip the armies "in the East" to defend the Confederate capital of Richmond as well as the City and Port of New Orleans.  As the Federal Naval Invasion Fleet sails up river from the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans city officials declare the city to be an "open city".

Confederate-garrisoned troops at Fort John Morgan are ordered to move to Baton Rouge; within days, Federal Occupation Army forces seizes these ramparts for their defense of the occupied city and port, renaming these critical ramparts 'Camp Parapet' ~ the name it is known by today.

Annually, a weekend is set aside for citizens of the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan region to come to the last remaining part of Camp Parapet to enjoy educational programs, 1860s era dance, and witness ceremonies as well as weapons fire ... all are welcome to attend ...
Location


Fort John Morgan / Camp Parapet

Arlington Avenue
Metairie, Louisiana

Web Center

November


Louisiana's Boot Camp & Training Center 1860s


Soldiers Of Camp Moore


Federal Artillery Firepower
(The Washington Artillery)

Confederate Artillery Firepower
(The Washington Artillery)


Confederate Infantry Advance

Camp Moore
Autumn Reenactment

Event Sponsor


Camp Moore Cemetery
& Museum

70640 Camp Moore Road
Kentwood, Louisiana
70444-0000

Web Center

Description Camp Moore served Louisiana as our military "boot camp" throughout the War of 1861-1865.  It also serves as our advanced military training skills center.

Every year, Camp Moore hosts Louisiana's major Autumn re-enactment ~ all are welcome to attend!  Audiences will see not only a battlefield re-enactment but also a Confederate "field garrison", Suttlers, 1860s era cuisine and dance, and so much more.

If you have any questions about military life in a field garrison or what a battle looked like during the War of 1861-1865, this annual event is your opportunity to ask questions and witness firsthand life during the war ...
Location


Camp Moore Cemetery & Museum
70640 Camp Moore Road
Kentwood, Louisiana
70444-0000

Web Center

Ph №:  985.229.2438 | E-Mail

December

Event Sponsor United Sons of Confederate Veterans
~ Beauregard Camp № 130 ~

Post Office Box № 145
Arabi, Louisiana 70032-0145
Description Beauregard Camp 130 hosts our annual "Happy Holidays" celebration ...
Location The location for this event changes annually, and will be posted here when the 2017 celebration is set ...

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