BATTLE OF SACRAMENTO
PUBLIC WELCOME
!
May 18-20, 2018

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR ALL THREE DAYS

Reenactors - don't forget to pre-register for a chance to win a gun!
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FRIDAY, May 18

8:00 AM Open Registration for Reenactors

9 AM
Gates open Friday for the public

Tour the homestead area east of the registration area. See how families lived back then, how they cooked their meals, set up and maintained their farm animals.

Take a look at the old log cabin now in use for registration on the grounds.

9:30 AM -
4:30 PM
Living History Day begins. Click here for Living History Day detailed itinerary and map.

Dusk

Join us for a lantern tour & storytelling through the camps followed by an exciting night cannon fire demonstration after dark.

Every Day

Other activities available all day long:
- Tour the Sutler area where you will find supply stores, blacksmith, dressmakers, novelty shops, and more! (and while there, stop in and enjoy some kettle corn, sassparilla rootbeer and freshly squeezed lemonade)
- Visit the Dignitaries Tent where you might just meet Gen. Robert E. Lee, President Abe Lincoln, and many others! (and do check out the tent next door where one can purchase official t-shirts, mugs, books & other memorabilia)

Every Day

- Take a tour of the historic Nall-Moore House. (this period furnished two-story home was actually occupied when the battle took place)
Every Day

- Stop in and sit a spell at the old log cabin now used for reenactor registration and information center. (come pull up a chair under the porch and enjoy the music of "UnReconstructed" and others.

All Day

- Tour the homestead area east of the old log cabin. (see how the families lived back then, how they cooked their meals, set up housekeeping and maintained the farm animals)
- Visit the Military camps, engage with the soldiers. (see military procedures and learn how they lived, cooked their meals, and slept inside tents or under the stars)
- Watch for military drills on the battlefield & in the camps throughout the day.
- There will also be artillery rocket, Gatling gun & cannon fire demonstrations throughout the day.

 

Cannon Fire demonstration (Cobb's KY Battery), battlefield area

MIDNIGHT Taps, all quiet

Saturday, May 19
Public welcome to come watch all activities.

8:00 AM Reveille
9:00 AM Officer's Call
9:00 AM - 8 PM
Gates open for the Public.
9:30 AM
Order of the Spur Cavalry Competition on the Battle field. A "must-see" event.
10 AM The Dismounted Cavalry
Pvt. Mark Gelhausen with the 7th TN Cavalry, a skilled teacher and narrator, will display, discuss, and actively demonstrate the uniform, special equipment, and tactics of the dismounted cavalryman.
11 AM Dr. Richard J. Gatling & his famous gun.
Mike Marsh will portray Dr. Gatling. At the outbreak of the American Civil War, Gatling devoted himself to the perfecting of firearms. In 1861, he conceived the idea of the rapid-fire machine gun that is associated with his name.
Location: US Artillery Camp behind the Nall-Moore house.
11:00 AM
11:30 AM Meet Frederick Douglass
Born into slavery in Maryland, Douglass became an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer and statesman. He was a national leader of the abolitionish movement known for oratorical and writing skills. Portrayed extraordinarily by Michael Crutcher.
Location: On front porch of Nall-Moore House
1:00 PM
Opening Ceremony: Listen to General Robert E. Lee, President Abe Lincoln & other dignitaries provide historical background of the Battle and more!
Location: on either side of the grand stand in front of the actual battlefield
1:30 PM
Battlefield Dedication & Mollie's Ride
2:00 PM
"FORREST'S FIRST", BATTLE OF SACRAMENTO. This Civil War engagement occurred on this site on December 28, 1861 when young Lt. Col. Nathan Bedford & his men nearly strumbed upon a Union scouting party of 400 men led by 18 yr. old Major Eli H. Murray of the 3rd Kentucky Cavalry. Note: we have taken theatrical liberty of adding 16 cannons to the battle.
3:00 PM Dedication of the Memorial Benches.
Location: at the site of the CW Memorial next door to the Nall-Moore House.
3:30 PM Dr, Mary Walker. Ms. Sue Berry will portray this American abolitionist, prohibitionist, prisoner of war and Civil War surgeon. She was the first and only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor.
Location: front porch of the Nall-Moore House
5:00 PM
"Dinner On The Grounds". All the churches, civic groups, and citizens prepare dinner for all the reenactors and workers.
Visitors are encouraged to wander over to the concession area where one can find everything from BBQ, walking tacos, Philly steaks, brownies, fries, bloomin onions, burgers, hot dogs, & more.
Location: Concession area is the left of the Grandstand area of the battlefield. Follow your nose!
8:00 PM
Battlefield Ball with the band, "Unreconstructed" performing period music throughout the evening.
NOTE: one must be in period dress to participate in the dance. Women's dresses are beautiful and the men look so gallant.
Location: At the tennis courts at Sacramento Elementary.
Midnight Taps, all quiet.

Sunday, May 20
Public welcome to come watch all the activities.

8:00 AM
Reveille
9:30 AM
Officer's Call
9:00 AM
Memorial at Mollie's Grave
(Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery)
10:00 AM
Camps open to the Public until 1 PM
11:00 AM
Community Worship Services
(Events Stage)
1:00 PM
Opening Ceremony, Battlefield Dedication, & Mollie's Ride
1:30 PM
"FORREST'S FIRST,"
BATTLE OF SACRAMENTO
After Battle
Break Camp until May 2019

Other Activities Available Year Round

Visit Camp Calhoun Union Cemetery(Click here for more information)