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.

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