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What to Expect

Reenactors will come to the Haessly Homestead in the southern Appalachian Mountain Valleys with scenic camping and streams running through the battlefield.  A closeness of family and friends, you may camp primitively or make use of the modern amenities provided.


Battles will be coordinated through the event coordinator and the battlefield commanders.  Please defer and address your questions at officer's call to the event coordinator and the 2 overall commanders.

Powder Bounty will be paid to the first two full size cannons and the first two mountain howitzers that are pre-registered.

Horses will be checked for Coggins upon arrival on site.


This is a running battle between Infantrymen who were turned into Cavalrymen under US Col. Streight and Cavalrymen under CS Gen. Forrest.   Brush up on your skirmish interval tactics and quick loading skills.  Cavalry battles were quick, hot, fierce, and heavy on movements and action.


Camping is set up along a hill and pond with running well water within walking distance of even the furthest camps.  If you wish to camp more primitive or hardcore there is plenty of space on the backside of the battlefield between creeks.  Firewood will be available in abundance and since it's September, we shouldn't be FREEZING!  Port-O-Johns will be available all around the vending areas and just outside of the camping areas. You don't have to stop having fun but please be considerate of others during camp quiet times (10pm to 6am).


Register your unit and numbers of soldiers and civilians below online or click here for a printable PDF form!

$6 registration fee if you pre-register and pay before September 3rd, 2023!

$10 for walk-ons so we can bring you a fantastic meal on Saturday evening before our Grand Dance. 

***Please have each of your unit members download and fill out a waiver and bring it with them so we can cut down on registration time and have more fun time!***


Event Rules

1. Host reserve the right to disallow any item, person, or activity deemed unsafe or inappropriate.
2. Please keep all modern items out of sight between 9am and 5pm.
3. NO live ammo or fireworks. 
4. Bayonets fixed only on the order of the Commanding General.
5. Safety Inspections conducted on the field before each battle.
6. Minimum age to carry a weapon on the field is 14 years old.
7. Campsites must be clean and safe.
8. No gunfire after 11pm.
9. For safety reasons, children must be supervised at all times.
10. Safety, safety, safety, FUN! Have a good time!

Reenactors: Programs

Battlefield Commanders

"I have never, on the field of battle, sent you where I was unwilling to go myself; nor would I now advise you to a course which I felt myself unwilling to pursue. You have been good soldiers, you can be good citizens."

General Nathan Bedford Forrest

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General Nathan Bedford Forrest

Jeremy Booth

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Colonel Abel Streight

James Toner III

Reenactors: Meet the Team

How do I get there?

5535 Old Gallant Road, Gallant, AL 35972

Reenactors: HTML Embed


Please include all of the following information and have your people

print out and bring with them a WAIVER when they register!

Pay your Registration Fees HERE.

You're Registered!

Reenactors: Testimonial Form
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