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Civil War Reenactment in Pineville this weekend!

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PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - The 19th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, a Civil War reenacting group from Alexandria, will be hosting a Civil Way reenaction this weekend in Pineville at Fort Randolf and Buhlow, a few events taking place at Kent Plantation House and St. Frances Xavier Cathedral. 

On Thursday, March 6, at 6 p.m., a symposium called "A Taste of the Old South" will feature food and music from the era. The event will feature a social hour with food andmusic from the Civil War era and guest speaker, author and humorist, Dr. DonaldFrazier. Frazier will speak on "Alexandria: The Most Important Louisiana Cityin the Civil War."

On March 7 through March 9, the group will be hosting the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Alexandria. Reenactors from both sides of the war will be participating, including ladies in period dress and sutlers.

Forts Randolph & Buhlow SHS will host school dayon Friday, March 7, with living history stations, artillery demonstrations,camp life tours, and black pot cooking.

Interested schools can contact ShirleyIngram to schedule tours by calling (318) 442-9546. The Forts will also be opento the general public.

Friday hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend.  Delve into "The Red River Campaign" Friday eveningKent Plantation House, 3601 Bayou Rapides Road, with wine and cheese receptionand speaker, author and historian, Dr. Gary Joiner.

Both the Thursday andFriday evening symposia are presented by the Civil War Roundtable of CentralLouisiana.

Saturday, camp tours featuring living history stations depicting life onthe battlefield. Tours are from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a battle at 1:00 PM. Authors of Civil War era books will be featured.

Join the crowd at 5:15 p.m. at St. Frances Xavier Cathedralin downtown Alexandria to watch as the Catholic priest saves the church fromburning at the hands of the Union soldiers. Based on actual events, the priestsaves the only church left standing when Alexandria was burned in 1864 bywielding two pistols.

Sunday, a Civil War era Mass will be celebrated at Fort Randolph and Buhlow at 10 a.m.

The highlight of the entire event will be a battle beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Fort Randolph and Buhlow. The Confederate troops will ambush Union soldiers playing baseball at the fort. This battle is based on true events!

For questions or information, contact Christopher Cooley at 318.541.9178 or Fort Randolph at 318.484.2390.

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