Civil War re-enactment to be held in East Feliciana Parish state park

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – A state park in East Feliciana Parish will host the annual re-enactment of the Siege at Port Hudon for one weekend in November.

The Port Hudson State Historic Site will commemorate the 158th anniversary of the longest siege in America that killed thousands of men at Port Hudon. From May 22 to July 9 in 1863, the siege was a major victory for the Union’s forces against the Confederacy.

A schedule of events is posted below.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, November 6, 2021

9 a.m.                  Park Opens

10 a.m.                Code of the Duel

11 a.m.                Artillery Demonstration 

Noon                    Civil War Dance Class     

1 p.m.                  Gunboat Demonstration              

2 p.m.                  Battle Reenactment       

3 p.m.                  Medical Demonstration 

5 p.m.                  Park Closes

Sunday, November 7, 2021

9 a.m.                  Park Opens        

10 a.m.                Reenactor’s Church Service

11 a.m.                Code of the Duel

Noon                    Artillery Demonstration

1:30 p.m.            Battle Reenactment

2:30 p.m.            Medical Demonstration

3:30 p.m.            Gunboat Demonstration

5 p.m.                  Park Closes

Along with re-enactments, the event will have a living history, artillery, and gunshot demonstrations. Zachary High School will sell concessions. Admissions are four dollars per person but children three and under get in for free.

Port Hudson State Historic Site is located on U.S. Hwy. 61 near Zachary, La. For more information, call (225) – 654-3775.

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