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Civil War Reenactment


Chancellorsville:  The Prelude to Gettysburg

Civil War Battle Reenactment

At Historic Latta Plantation 

The Battle of Chancellorsville, VA took place from April 30 - May 6th 1863.  Union General Joe Hooker attempted to flank Robert E. Lee's army that was advancing down the Orange Turnpike.  However Lee and Stonewall Jackson decided to take aggressive action and march his troops around to the Union army's exposed flank.  His heavily outnumbered 60,000 troops took the Union army's 100,000 by surprise, the Union army was ultimately forced to retreat.  This is considered to be Robert E. Lee's greatest victory of the civil war.

Ongoing live demonstrations, the event will last from 10am-4pm each day.  Each day will  include an open house, self-guided tour of the living history farm, hourly demonstrations, exhibits, and more. Battles will be showcased daily on the front lawn of the plantation home. Pack your lawn chairs to use as you sit and watch the battle while enjoying a local beer from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, BBQ from Appalachian Smoke BBQand refreshments by Anna’s Sweet Treats. Bring cash for shopping with our sutlers and food vendors.

Event Schedule


10:00  Infantry Weapons Demonstration

11:00   "Women's Life During the Civil War, Corneilia McDonald"

12:00  Artillery Demonstration

1:15     First Call

2:00   Battle: Jackson's Flank Attack at Chancellorsville

3:00   Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Demonstration

4:00   Event Ends


10:00 Church Service

11:00  Infantry Demonstration

          "Women's Life During the Civil War, Corneilia McDonald

12:00 Artillery Demonstration

          Medical Demonstration

1:15    First Call

2:00  Chancellorsville, Flank attack on the 11th US Corps

4:00  Event Ends


Displays and Demonstrations include:


Cornelia McDonald  -  "A woman's story in the Shenandoah Valley during the War" portrayed by Beverly Pelcher

Sons of Union Veterans

Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire (Stonewalls Doctor) portrayed by Harry Sonntag

Set times for demonstrations have yet to be determined, please check back again here soon!

*Event schedule subject to change

Event notes:
Bring cash for food vendors and sutlers
Pack a chair for watching the battle
The main battle will occur at 2:00pm Saturday and 2:00pm Sunday, arrive early
No private tours on this day
Picnic tables and shade available on-site

Reservations are not needed. Tickets sold at the door with cash or credit. AAA and Military discounts avalible.

Admission is $9 for adults , $8 for senior citizens age 62 and up , $8 for students , children 5 and under are free.

Event location: Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, North Carolina 28078. 


Historical reenactments held on the premises of Latta Plantation may contain sensitive material. As an educational museum with the objective of teaching the past, it is our belief that we must know history in all its forms to prevent future atrocities that may be reminiscent of the past. We neither condone nor embrace hate groups, racism, or sexism at any of our events and we strive for an experience in which all attendees leave with a deeper understanding through living history and reenactments.