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Regtl. Quartermaster Chickamauga 2018 Vicksburg 2019
- Jul 21, 2015
Found this site too:It's admittedly been a long time since I visited Pleasant Hill (I faithfully attended the annual reenactment there for many years in the 1970's and 1980's), but I don't think there's been much change from these pictures. The real problem is the lack/inadequacy of on-site interpretation. The battle site was for many years owned by local Dr. Pombeauf (sp?), now deceased; he and his wife are buried in a private plot at the entrance to his somewhat hokey 1960's idea of a Southern plantation house that stands immediately north of the site of the tiny village of Pleasant Hill. (Which should NOT be confused with the current post-war town of that name some two miles south.) IF you have some adequate maps of the battle and a great deal of imagination (like the ability to eradicate the pine forest that has reclaimed what had been open farmland), you *might* be able to "figure out" what it is you're looking at. I had help in that regard from one of the area's premier relic hunters who used to attend the reenactments there.
Apparently they do a re-enactment there annually but this year's got cancelled on accounta weather. As you know,we had a few weeks of solid rain and flooding in our neck of the woods earlier in the year. Might shoot for that next year and just concentrate on Mansfield during my upcoming trip.