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Proposed Schedule of Events
22nd Annual "Forrest's First"
May 20-22, 2016

(NOTICE: Schedule is subject to change during the event by the committee
or field commanders.)

Rain or Shine!
All events are on the battlefield unless listed otherwise.

Don't Forget to Register, Click here.
Registration is $10. Reenactors 12 and under are FREE. After March 15th registration increases to $20.

LEASE NOTE - CANNONS: Only 3/4 and full-sized artillery pieces will be allowed on the field. Guns must have single-piece bored/milled tubes. PIPE GUNS finished with adhesive binding material (e.g., concrete, cement, bondo, etc.) are specifically disallowed. Batteries from the Battle of Sacramento Planning Committee.

MAY, 2016: ALL artillery pieces and crews must be registered. If the artillery piece is not registered, no powder ration will be distributed for that piece. Distribution will be determined by the official registration list. That's the fair way to ensure that all registered guns are accounted for.

Watch for activities posted throughout the day.
For information, call (270) 792-5300;
email: or

Friday, May 20

8:00 AM Open Registration (reenactors only)
9:15 AM
Living History Day (click for more info)
Introduction, Welcome, Orientation
- Registration Area

Senior Citizen groups are also encouraged to attend. Vendors & Sutlers area open to public

9:45 AM

Cannon Demonstration w/Live Fire
- Main Battlefield

10:00 AM

Infantry Skirmish w/Live Fire (school day only)
- Main Battlefield

10:15 AM

Medical Scenario
- Main Battlefield

10:45 AM

"Battle of Sacramento" Film
- Main Tent

11:15 AM

Visit to Homestead Area
- East of Registration Area

1:00 PM

CVisit w/dismounted Cavalry (weapons, uniforms, accoutrements)
- in open area immediately between farm and registration tent

1:30 PM

Camp visits, walking tours
6:30 PM Period Music Concert by Unreconstructed & Jeb Marum.

Immediately following concert, join us for a lantern tour and storytelling through the camp. Night cannon demonstration.

MIDNIGHT Taps, all quiet

Saturday, May 21

7:00 AM Reveille
8:00 AM Officer's Call
9:00 AM Open to the Public (until 1 PM, then after the battle until 8 PM)
10:00 AM Living History and other activities at the battlefield
11:00 AM Ladies Tea and Fashion Show (United Methodist Church)
1:00 PM Opening Ceremony: Historical Presentation about the Battle of Sacramento
1:45 PM Battlefield Dedication & Mollie's Ride
5:00 PM "Dinner On The Grounds" - reenactors only
8:00 PM Battlefield Ball with period music. For reenactors only.

Sunday, May 22

7:00 AM Reveille
8:00 AM Officer's Call
10:00 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
1:30 PM Battlefield Dedication & Mollie's Ride
After Battle Break Camp until May 2015

Other Activities

Arts & Crafts Fea Market & Food available on the grounds
Visit Camp Calhoun Union Cemetery (3rd & High St. in Calhoun)
Click here for more information.
Click here for lodging.