Annual Civil War re-enactment

  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The 10th Annual Battle of Charleston, a Civil War re-enactment, will take place March 22 and 23. The event will take place at Legare Farms, a working family farm since 1725. The battle re-enacted this year is the Battle of Bloody Bridge. This is the 150th anniversary of this battle. Battles will take place both Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Gates open at 9 a.m. with activities going on all during the day. On Saturday, a Ladies Social will take place at 11 a.m. and a Cast Iron Skillet Cookoff will be held at 4:30 p.m. after the battle. Prior to the cookoff, there will be a cooking demonstration by Chef Jay Kees of Angel Oak Restaurant. There will be talks all during the day on Saturday and Sunday on the Civil War period.

On Sunday, there will be a Period Church Service at 11 a.m. A Period Ball will take place on Saturday night. Food will be available to purchase for lunch. The soldier and civilian campsites will be on display and the public is invited to visit in the camps to see how life might have been in the 1860s. Many living history displays, such as cooking over an open fire, candle making, and sewing, will be displayed. Vendors, such as a period blacksmith, will be selling their wares. More information is available at www.battleofchas.com or by calling 843-559-0788 or e-mailing legarefarms@bellsouth.net. Admission will be charged. No pets or coolers, please.

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