21st Annual "Forrest's First"
BATTLE OF SACRAMENTO
May 15, 16, 17, 2015


The 2014 Battle was a tremendous success.
People came from all over to enjoy the reenactments, Ladies Tea, Battlefield Ball, great food, music and visiting with friends.

Living History Day: Schools brought their students and gave them an educational experience geared to show what life was like before, during and after the Civil War - this was on Friday the 16th. Over the years, hundreds of children from surrounding counties have been able to experience first hand what it would be like to go back in time. What a phenomenal learning opportunity for the children.

Battles took place on both Saturday and Sunday along with a Ladies Tea and an evening ball. The towns people and churches laid out a huge spread of food for Saturday's evening meal in which all participants were invited. Displays and demonstrations for the students on Friday provided opportunities all weekend long for visitors and towns people to learn first hand what life was like during the Civil War.

Some of the Sutlers included: Possum Holler Sutlery, Blue Sage Merchantile, Dutchfork, Drew Tanner Photography, Popjacks Sassafras Rootbeer, Auxier Creek Forge, Old Town Seamstress, Crescent City Sutler, Adler Dry Goods, The Lanternman, Heartland Kettlecorn, Chiggar Ranch, and Sylvia's Emporium.

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Battle of Sacramento 1861 from George Sturmann on Vimeo.


Experience the Reenactment of the Battle of Sacramento. This Civil War Battle was fought on December 28, 1861. The battlefield is the undisputed location of Nathan Bedford Forrest's First Fight!
Call (270) 792-5300 for information.
Nathan Bedford Forrest
**Considered the south's most brilliant commander.**

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