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[@]associatedcomputer.cc (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. The first 3 units get the bounty.
Artillery - A bounty is being offered to guns that have been invited.
Unfortunately we can't give a stipen to every battery that might want to come.
The money just isn't there. Contact John Nolan at johnnyrebsn2002[@]yahoo.com
(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
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.