20th Annual "Forrest's First"
BATTLE OF SACRAMENTO
May 16-18, 2014

 
The 2013 Battle was a tremendous success. People came from all over to enjoy 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 Over the years, hundreds of school children from the 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 students.

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 in 2013 included: Adlers Dry Goods, Greene Leather & Fur, Heartland Kettle Corn, Photographer Drew Tanner, Julia's Herbal Gifts, Richards Publishing, Moore's Merchantile, J. Oliver Photography, Skirts & Shirts, PopJacks Sassafras, Crescent City, Auxier Creek Forge, Sweet Ladies Merchantile, Chiggar Ranch, Possum Holler Sutler, The Lanternman and more.

  • Join us on Facebook for photos from this year's event.
  • Click here for an article After 2013 Event (pdf).
  • Reenactors click here to complete a short survey for 2013.
  • Click here for photos from Dwight Cook taken during the 2013 event.
  • Click here for a special edition from the McLean County News, 2012 about the Battle of Sacramento.
  • Click here for photos from the 2011 event.
  • Click here for some important information for you the reenactors.
  • Click here for the Battle of Sacramento Civil War Driving Tour brochure (PDF)


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

800+ Reenactors
30 Cannons
80 Regiments

16+ Sutlers

Forrest's First is the largest Cavalry Battle in the State of Kentucky.
Call (270) 736-5114 with any questions. For after hours or during the event, contact (270) 929-1067 or (270) 499-0878.

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P.O. Box 245 | Sacramento, KY 42372 | 270-736-5114

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P.O. Box 51153,
Bowling Green, KY 42102
PHONE (270) 782-8699 / FAX (270) 721-0004