Church services at Battle of Pleasant Hill re-enactment
Pleasant Hill, LA—A bugler will break the morning’s stillness as he will beckon men, women and children to a church service likely similar to what took place 145 years ago.
Paul Summerlin, a deacon with the Rose Park Baptist Church in Shreveport will conduct the services, as he has been doing for 17 years.
Chaplain Summerlin carries a weathered New Testament printed in 1857 that still retains bloody fingerprints from a Waverly, IL soldier who died in a field hospital outside of Alexandria during the Civil War. The fingerprints line the resurrection story in Chapter 15 of I Corinthians. Church services are open to the public.
The annual re-enactment of the Battle of Pleasant Hill is a family event and takes place on the actual land where the original battle was fought. There is no charge for the re-enactment, however a $5.00 charge per car for parking. Re-enactments will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5. For more information, please call 318-796-2777 or the website www.battleofpleasanthill.com.