Experience the excitement at the 25th Annual Battle of Aiken Reenactment on February 23-24, 2019 in Aiken, South Carolina. Come join us and see history come alive with cannons, cavalry horses and living history experts at Carolina’s Largest Outdoor Drama and a cast hundreds!. For three days, reenactors eat, sleep, live and fight as they painfully recreate of one of the last battles of the War Between the States.
This War Between the States event has grown from a few hundred men with muskets to a full-blown Civil War festival. In addition to battle reenactments, there are authentic 19th-century military encampments, living history presentations, reproductions of medical facilities, an engineer and signal service, and civilian portrayals, period crafts, art, and exhibits are available all day. Food vendors open all day. Historic music. Winner of the Governor’s Award (PRT Bundy Award) for best South Carolina event.
Admission: Adults: $12; Ages 6 to 12: $6; Under age 5: Free
LocationBattle of Aiken Reenactment Site1210 Powell Pond RoadAiken, SC 29801
Schedule of Events (tentative)
Friday School DayWe understand some have not registered for this year’s School Day. Come out and join us. There is no charge for Friday School Day. There is a charge for Saturday and Sunday attendance.
Saturday9:00 A. M. Gates open10:00 A. M. Period Wedding10:45 A. M. Ladies Tea Speaker Kim Poovey11:30 A. M. Dance Demonstration11:30 A. M. Battle of White Pond (Federal Victory)12:45 P. M. Shoot Out1:30 P. M. Funeral Procession2:30 P. M. Battle of Aiken (CSA Victory)4:00 P. M. Clogger Demonstration7:00 P. M. Period Ball
9:00 A. M. Gates open10:00 A. M. Church Services (Pavilion)11:15 A. M. Fashion Show1:00 P. M. Shoot Out1:30 P. M. Funeral Procession2:30 P. M. Battle of Aiken Reenactment (CSA Victory)
Artillery RegistrationArtillery units are by invitation only. Due to space restraints, artillery guns allowed on the field will be limited to those who preregister and are accepted. Individuals of other units may attend, supplement other units as needed and camp. But, space and safety require the limitation of guns on the field. Extra guns may be left in camp for spectator viewing. All artillery units must preregister to be eligible for payment of bounties. To register your unit please contact Col Vernon Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calvary RegistrationCavalry: Calvary units are by invitation only. A current, original Coggins certificate for your horse is required. Please also note that horse hay and feed will not be provided but a bounty will be provided per horse to cover your feed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we cannot guarantee the feed quality and are concerned for the horses’ health and safety. We do have a local vendor that can handle your needs. They provide us with our straw and other supplies. Our desire is to have a local supplier, with a reasonable price, available to you for feed and hay, if you so desire. More information will follow and you will be required to communicate with them directly for this service. All Cavalry units must preregister to be eligible for payment of bounties. To register you and your horse please contact Major Dan Gregory at email@example.com.