Battle of Jackson 152nd Anniversary Re-enactment
October 24th, 2015 – October 25th, 2015
Centenary State Historic Site
3522 College Street, Jackson, LA 70748
Centenary State Historic Site, Jackson – Battle of Jackson 152nd Anniversary Re-enactment, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Centenary State Historic Site, the original site of Centenary College of Louisiana (1825-1908), will host their re-enactment of this Civil War skirmish. The event will commence with artillery and infantry drills throughout the morning with ongoing camp life demonstrations leading up to the re-enactments at 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 on Sunday.
Rolling hills around Jackson make for lovely scenic drives between historic sites in the area. Founded in 1815, the town was named for Andrew Jackson following his victory over the British at New Orleans at the end of the War of 1812. Jackson is said to have camped his Tennessee army contingents on Thompson Creek on his return from that battle. The Town of Jackson was the site of two Civil War battles fought in 1863 during the Union siege of Port Hudson. One of these battles is commemorated each year with the Battle of Jackson Crossroads reenactment. A wealth of 19th-century architecture helped Jackson become a National Historic District, making it a good place to browse and sight-see.