|Civil War era encampment lasts all weekend|
Students of history know that this month is the 150th Anniversary of General Sherman’s march through South Carolina near the end of the Civil War. The northern army had superior numbers and equipment at this time and their engineers devised plans to defeat the fortifications at Beaufort Bridge, Broxton Bridge and Rivers Bridge. The owners at Broxton Bridge Plantation are hosting the 14th reenactment of this battle all weekend in what is a family fun environment.
|Artillery at Battle of Broxton Bridge|
|Georgia Regiment in attendance|
The three-day event will begin on Friday February 27 with a living history day tailored for schoolchildren. Broxton Bridge owner Jerry Varn told me that busloads of kids will be coming on Friday to witness the Civil War encampment and to visit the twelve stations that will teach history through tactile learning. Examples of calvary, infantry, horse-drawn artillery and field hospitals will be part of the education day. There is no fee for admission on Friday which runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
|The ORIGINAL American Sniper!|
To view the entire feature article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.
To view past blog entries from the Battle of Broxton Bridge click on 2009.
To view past blog entries about the Civil War click on Sesquicentennial in Charleston