Civil War Reenactment at Historic Brattonsville: battle reenactments, songs and stories from “Soldiers in Gray,” and how the war tore the Bratton family’s world apart
McCCONNELLS, SC – Historic Brattonsville will be transformed into an encampment for the Civil War battle reenactment over the weekend of Oct. 24 and 25, 2015. Throughout the two-day event, the living history site will reflect on the war of 1861-1865 with cannon-firing demonstrations, historic archery demonstrations, camp life activities, presentations and children’s military drills. In addition to two battle reenactments, historical interpreters will tell the story of the Bratton family during the largest and most destructive conflicts in the Western World.
On Saturday only, after the battle reenactment, Stan Clardy will present his one-man play “Soldiers in Gray.” Clardy’s musical journey of a soldier’s life through the war features songs and stories about the south’s distinctive heritage. “Soldiers in Gray” will be performed on the back porch of Hightower Hall at 3 p.m. For more information on Clardy, visit www.stanclardy.com
Period reproduction items along sutler row and family-friendly foods will be available for purchase.
Civil War Reenactment at Historic Brattonsville: Saturday, Oct.24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Battle reenactments at 2 p.m. on both days.
Admission: $8 Adult; $6 Senior; $4 Youth ages 4-17; 3 and under free and CHM members Free.
Historic Brattonsville is located at 1444 Brattonsville Road in McConnells, SC.
For more information, visit http://chmuseums.org/brattonsville/ or call 803-684-2327