|Date:||November 03, 2018|
|Time:||10:00 am—4:00 pm|
Saturday, Nov. 3 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 4 • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Civil War and the Brattonsville Community
The stories of the American Civil War are abundant in York County, SC. Several of Harriet Bratton’s sons and sons-in-law departed the plantation to fight for the cause. Those at home, including African-Americans, faced far different situations than they had ever known.
The weekend living history event will include:
• Scripted scenarios to tell the stories of:
- News of secession to the enslaved African Americans
- The effect of the war on independent farm families
- The Skirmish at Battle of Blackburn’s Ford
- The experience of the Brattons after the battle
• Display of original Victorian mourning artifacts and stories of their customs
• Mid-19th century civilian archery demonstrations
• Period music by Pickin’ Pearls
• Seamstress and tailoring demonstrations
• Cannon and rifle firing demonstrations
• Children’s military drill
• Camp life
• Historic cooking
• Period church service Sunday morning
• Food concessions for sale