22nd Annual "Forrest's First"
May 20-22, 2016


The Battle of Sacramento Committee thanks each and everyone of you who attended the 2015 Battle of Sacramento. And for those of you who could not make it, you were missed. We had 584 reenactors registered for this year's Battle and an awesome battle it was both Saturday and Sunday. Thankfully the rains held off during the battle itself so the crowds were much larger than one might have expected in such inclement weather. And weather we did have. But everyone was wonderful about it and made the best of a very soggy situation. And we had some very nice compliments of both the Ladies Tea and the Ball which thankfully took place during one of those dry periods during the weekend.

We do have an online survey at http://battleofsac.com/survey.html and would greatly appreciate if you would take a few minutes and fill one out to let the Committee know what we are doing right, what we are doing wrong, and what we can do to make the event better for everyone next year.

And do check out our "Battle of Sacramento" Facebook page where we have posted many photos with still more to be added. And feel free to add some of your own photos.

Again, the Committee and the Community thank you for being part of this year's Battle of Sacramento. Without you, it can not happen.

Sincerely and with great appreciation,

- The Battle of Sacramento Committee

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.**

Click here to download (word document) a suggested information sheet & guidelines about reenactor clothing and equipment needs.

Battle of Sacramento Reenactment
675 Main Street, Sacramento, KY 42372

Forrest's First is the largest Cavalry Battle in the State of Kentucky.
Call (270) 792-5300 with any questions. For after hours or during the event, contact (270) 792-5300, (270) 929-1067 or (270) 499-0878.

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