|23rd SC Infantry Palmetto Battalion, Co. B Florence, South Carolina
|The 23rd SC Infantry is a group of enthusiasts that portray soldiers of the Civil War. We learn from and enjoy the ways of life of an era gone by. We are also the hosts for The Skirmish Of Gamble's Hotel held at The Columns in Florence, South Carolina.
The Skirmish Of Gambles Hotel
The event for 2022 is on!
The dates are March 12th & 13th!
Things are a little different this year. Recently, interest
in things about the Civil War have waned. Not just participation, but spectator attendance has decreased. In the past
we made a nice profit off the gate that we used to put on the event and fund a scholarship. Unfortunately, that hasn't
happened for several years. To cover costs, we're charging a $10.00 fee to reenactors for the first time ever. You've
been our guests for over 30 years, and I can tell you there was a lot of deliberation about this decision. But, there's
a cost to put on the event. Hay, firewood, porta-jons, insurance, advertising, ... all add up. So when you attend, please
consider what's being provided for the small amount we're asking for.
I am very saddend to inform that Mike King passed away on January 29th. He was 65 years old. Mike was the long time president
of the 23rd, a founder and driving force behind The Columns event. It is a loss that we won't soon get over.
Mike is survived by his wife Sharon, daughters Amy and Anna, grandchildren Lucas and Ava, more family, and many friends.
God speed Mike. And our most heartfelt condolences to all of his family and friends.