The Skirmish At Gamble's Hotel


Event Page



(& Sutlers)

School Day



Reenactor Info

For the event, all usual amenities will be provided: water in the camp, blue rooms at strategic locations, plenty of hay in the barn, and more firewood then you'll be able to burn in a cold weekend! We have a barn dance on Saturday that has become renown. As it has always been, there is no registration fee for reenactors. The city of Florence is only a few miles away and is large enough to accommodate any needs you may have.  You may arrive as early as Thursday morning, but be aware that we will have several hundred school children on Friday for the education program.

Every year we try to come up with something a bit different.  If you attended the battle last year, there's a good chance you'll see and do something different this year.

Do you like to campaign?  Get away from the hustle and bustle that goes on near the sutlers?  Give me a shout.  We've got no shortage of remote areas that would give the most hard core unit what they're looking for.

Unionists, or good fellows who will wear a blue jacket -  It's only a six hour ride from the Mason Dixon line.  We usually galvanize amongst ourselves, but what a great opportunity for a federal unit to be spoiled at a fine event.  Did you know it could be 80 degrees and sunny while a blizzard is blowing back home?  Well, it could!   If you attended just for a drill weekend, you would surely mark it on your calendar for the following year.  Contact Tom Grazioli at tom[@] (without the brackets) or call 843-455-2989 for more information.  New for this year - a bounty for Federals!  We're paying $200 for 20 Federal rifles on the field both days.  This is an enticement to get out of state units to come down. I'll allow in state units that declare their intent to be blue for the weekend. Out of state units will get priority. 

Artillery - A bounty is being offered to guns that have been invited.   Contact John Nolan at johnnyrebsn2002[@] (without the brackets) for more information.

Cavalry - Click here.

The Ball - Held on Saturday night in the top of the hay barn.  Stan Claridy will be playing this year.  And we keep a close eye on the hay lest we loose one of our men like the proverbial needle.  Why they keep getting lost in there is a mystery to me, but surely not to the fathers of the young ladies at the dance!

Officers Call - This will take place at 9:00 pm on Friday at the tent of Colonel Leland Sommers of the Palmetto Battalion.  Make sure a representative of your unit attends to get more information and assignments as they will be determined at this meeting.

Modern Camping / RV's - We allow modern camping and RV's to set up along the fence near the house.  The field is not perfectly level.  Be sure to bring what you need to set your camper.  There are no hookups.  We don't have accomodations for power or water.  There is a spigot on site, but you can't run a hose to it.  A generator is OK as long as it's not too loud such that it bothers someone - like the property owner.  If you don't have one of the new, super-quiet models, be considerate and turn it off by 10:00 or so.