The Battle of Sacramento was one of the battles of the American Civil War fought here in Kentucky. The battle took place on December 28, 1861 in Sacramento.
The Confederate cavalry (led by Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest) numbered between 200 and 300. Forrest’s troops attacked and defeated a Union force of 500 under Major Eli H. Murray.
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Each year, Sacramento puts on a Civil War Reenactment to end all Civil War Reenactments. Seriously, I believe they top themselves each year.
The festivities begin today (Friday May 15, 2015) and carry through Sunday. All the information you need can be found at the Battle of Sacramento’s Website. Read about the history of the Battle of Sacramento, check out the schedule and events, look at the awesome photographs… but most importantly, get yourself to the beautiful little town of Sacramento and watch history come to life!
suzanne byers says
Can you send me a list of the sutlers for 2017 reenactment? Especially interested in dressmakers/hat makers. Thank you
Joi Sigers says
Suzanne – I will try to find the information for you, if I can. If not, I’ll come back here and tell you someone you can contact that may be of more help. Fingers crossed! – Joi (“Joy”)