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2018 Battle of Aiken Reenactment

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Experience the excitement at the 24th Annual Battle of Aiken Reenactment on February 24-25, 2018 in Aiken, South Carolina. Come join us and see history come alive with cannons, cavalry horses and living history experts at Carolina’s Largest Outdoor Drama and a cast hundreds!. For three days, reenactors eat, sleep, live and fight as they painfully recreate of one of the last battles of the War Between the States.

Battle of Aiken Reenactment

This War Between the States event has grown from a few hundred men with muskets to a full-blown Civil War festival. In addition to battle reenactments, there are authentic 19th-century military encampments, living history presentations, reproductions of medical facilities, an engineer and signal service, and civilian portrayals, period crafts, art, and exhibits are available all day. Food vendors open all day. Historic music. Winner of the Governor’s Award (PRT Bundy Award) for best South Carolina event.

Admission: Adults: $12; Ages 6 to 12: $6; Under age 5: Free

Schedule of Events (tentative)

Friday School Day
We understand some have not registered for this year’s School Day. Come out and join us. There is no charge for Friday School Day. There is a charge for Saturday and Sunday attendance.

9:00 A. M. Gates open
10:00 A. M. Period Wedding
10:45 A. M. Ladies Tea Speaker Kim Poovey
11:30 A. M. Dance Demonstration
11:30 A. M. Battle of White Pond (Federal Victory)
12:45 P. M. Shoot Out
1:30 P. M. Funeral Procession
2:30 P. M. Battle of Aiken (CSA Victory)
4:00 P. M. Clogger Demonstration
7:00 P. M. Period Ball

9:00 A. M. Gates open
10:00 A. M. Church Services (Pavilion)
11:15 A. M. Fashion Show
1:00 P. M. Shoot Out
1:30 P. M. Funeral Procession
2:30 P. M. Battle of Aiken Reenactment (CSA Victory)

Infantry, Specialty, Living History, and Civilian Registration: Please download PDF Forms to pre-register for this years event and send to: Battle of Aiken, P.O. Box 1863, Aiken SC, 29802.

Artillery Registration
Artillery units are by invitation only. Due to space restraints, artillery guns allowed on the field will be limited to those who preregister and are accepted. Individuals of other units may attend, supplement other units as needed and camp. But, space and safety require the limitation of guns on the field. Extra guns may be left in camp for spectator viewing. All artillery units must preregister to be eligible for payment of bounties. To register your unit please contact Col Vernon Terry at [email protected]

Calvary Registration
Cavalry: Calvary units are by invitation only. A current, original Coggins certificate for your horse is required. Please also note that horse hay and feed will not be provided but a bounty will be provided per horse to cover your feed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we cannot guarantee the feed quality and are concerned for the horses’ health and safety. We do have a local vendor that can handle your needs. They provide us with our straw and other supplies. Our desire is to have a local supplier, with a reasonable price, available to you for feed and hay, if you so desire. More information will follow and you will be required to communicate with them directly for this service. All Cavalry units must preregister to be eligible for payment of bounties. To register you and your horse please contact Major Dan Gregory at [email protected]

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Battle of Aiken Reenactment Site
1210 Powell Pond Road
Aiken, SC 29801

For More Information: [email protected] or 888-378-7623

About the Battle of Aiken Reenactment
The Battle of Aiken occurred on February 11, 1865 as Sherman made his way across South Carolina. The principal commanders were Union Maj. Gen. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick and Confederate Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler. Wheeler was able to score a minor victory over Kilpatrick.

Coming at the end of the war in the midst of the Con­federate defeat, the Battle of Aiken makes few of the standard histories of the war. The Confederate victory is however crucial to the local history of the region because the victory prevented the destruction of the local capital and economy, thus enabling the region to withstand the Reconstruction period better than other more devastated areas of the South.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Battle of Aiken Reenactment on the last full weekend in February in Aiken, South Carolina.

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