2019 Battle of Hucks Defeat Reenactment
The Battle of Hucks Defeat Reenactment on July 15-16, 2019 at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells, South Carolina, is an annual event that draws around 15,000 people. This two-day educational and entertaining event is family-friendly. In addition to three battle reenactments, activities include 18th-century music and dancing, cavalry weapons demonstrations, a uniform lecture, kid’s militia drill, the Sons of the American Revolution presentation of a memorial wreath-laying ceremony, and an 18th-century worship service on Sunday at 11:00 AM in the Oak Grove. Join us as reenactors recreate these battle activities and more during the annual Battle of Hucks Defeat Reenactment weekend.
Battle of Hucks Defeat Reenactment
Food and refreshments will be available for purchase from the Friends of Historic Brattonsville. The Battle of Hucks Defeat Reenactment featuring over 150 reenactors, including The New Acquisition Militia, Helyar’s Company of the 7th, and the 64th Regiment of Foot, will bring this pivotal American Revolutionary skirmish to life.
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Youth 4-17 $5
3 and under – Free
CHM Members – Free
Battle of Hucks Defeat Reenactment Mini-Gallery
- Saturday 2 PM – Battle of Hucks Defeat reenactment
- Sunday 2 PM – Battle of Hanging Rock reenactment
- Scripted scenarios
- Period music
- Camp life and cavalry demonstrations
- 18th century church service Sunday morning
- Food concessions
- Period sutlers
1444 Brattonsville Road
McConnells, SC 29726
For More Information
Historic Brattonville: (803) 684-2327 email@example.com
About the Battle of Hucks Defeat
Huck’s Defeat, also known as the Battle of Williamson’s Plantation, was an important battle that took place on July 12, 1780, and set the stage for larger and more significant patriot victories. Captain Christian Huck was a Loyalist officer noted for his “particular dislike for the Scotch-Irish Presbyterians in the South Carolina backcountry or ‘rebels’ as the British called them.” James Williamson’s 18th-century plantation is part of the 775-acres that comprises Historic Brattonsville.
Captain Christian Huck and his Loyalist troops were soundly defeated in the early morning hours of July 12, 1780, in a battle that took place at the home of William Bratton’s neighbor, James Williamson. This victory inspired confidence for backcountry Patriots and began to turn the tide for success in winning Independence from King George.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t forget the next Battle of Hucks Defeat Reenactment in July at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells, South Carolina.
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