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Live Civil War History With Battle Of Round Mountain In Yale

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A reenactor is pictured at the Battle of Round Mountain Friday, February 21. Photo by Elizabeth Whittington, OkieGirl Photography. A reenactor is pictured at the Battle of Round Mountain Friday, February 21. Photo by Elizabeth Whittington, OkieGirl Photography.
Talk to camp followers and watch soldiers prepare for battle Saturday and Sunday. Elizabeth Whittington photo courtesy OkieGirl Photography. Talk to camp followers and watch soldiers prepare for battle Saturday and Sunday. Elizabeth Whittington photo courtesy OkieGirl Photography.
Yale, OKLAHOMA -

The annual Battle of Round Mountain is going on this weekend in Yale. The first Civil War battle fought in Green Country is reenacted starting at 9 a.m. and running through 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Throughout the day, volunteers representing soldiers and camp followers will be in character to talk to visitors about setting up a winter encampment during the Civil War.

The camps are located north of the Assembly of God Church in Yale, State Highway 51 about a half mile west of Main Street. Access is from the church entrance.

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Organizers suggest arriving early at the church for the popular battle reenactment. You can have a cup of coffee in the Confederate camp, take photos as soldiers prepare for battle and have dinner at the church.

The actual battle begins at 2 p.m. both days. It takes a few minutes to walk from the church to the battle area.

Saturday schedule

  • 9 a.m. Camp opens
  • 10 a.m. The Civil War In Indian Territory, by author and reenactor Steve Whitlock
  • 11:30 a.m. The Oklahoma Kid - Will Rogers impersonator
  • 2 p.m. The Battle of Round Mountain
  • 3 p.m. Boy Scout Flag Retirement Ceremony
  • 5 p.m. Camp closes
  • 7 p.m. Civil War Ball, Old High School Gym

Sunday schedule

  • 10 a.m. Church Service, Yale Assembly of God
  • 11 a.m. The Underground Railroad, by Sadie Moffett
  • 2 p.m. The Battle of Round Mountain
  • 4 p.m. Camps close

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