FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2015
Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Huck’s Defeat will Focus on Captain Huck and his Motivation for Terrorizing the Carolina Backcountry
McCONNELLS, SC – The American Revolutionary War reenactment at Historic Brattonsville this year will focus on telling the story of Captain Christian Huck, a Loyalist officer noted for his “particular dislike for the Scotch-Irish Presbyterians in the South Carolina backcountry or ‘rebels’ as the British called them.” The Battle of Huck’s Defeat unfolds on Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, July 12. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Reenactments by the New Acquisition Militia, Helyar’s Company of the 7th, and the 64th Regiment of Foot will bring this pivotal American Revolutionary skirmish to life.
The two-day event will feature two battle reenactments scheduled for Saturday with the Stallings/Williams Battle at 11 a.m. and the Battle of Huck’s Defeat at 2 p.m.; and on Sunday at 2 p.m. – the Battle of Hanging Rock.
The Battle of Huck’s Defeat reenactment is educational, entertaining and family-friendly. Other activities include a Uniform Lecture, Kid’s Militia Drill, and 18th-century music and dancing. The Sons of the American Revolution will present a memorial wreath-laying ceremony at noon on Saturday. An 18th-century Worship Service will be held on Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Oak Grove. Sutlers will be selling period wares on the grounds. An ice cream vendor will be on site. The Gift Shop is always stocked with tasty treats, local-made wares, and historical games and books. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase from the Friends of Historic Brattonsville.
High resolution images of last year’s annual reenactment can be found here:
Historic Brattonsville’s Huck’s Defeat Battle Research, Interpretation, and Exhibit project received the 2015 award for Achievement of Excellence from the Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies. In 2014, the event attracted over 1300 spectators.
Opened throughout the year, the new interpretive battlefield trail project tells the story of the people of the Carolina Backcountry and their part in the American Revolution. The battlefield trail first opened to the public during the 2014 reenactment of Huck’s Defeat. Within Historic Brattonsville’s Visitor’s Center is an orientation room that documents the battle of Huck’s Defeat with an exhibition of artifacts collected from archeological field work, historically-accurate artwork, and an audio-visual touch-screen that presents a 15-minute documentary video of a dramatic reenactment of the battle of Huck’s Defeat.
Battle of Huck’s Defeat – Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, July 12. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Historic Brattonsville, 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC 29726 (803)684-2327
ADMISSION: Adults: $8; Seniors: $6; Youth 4-17: $4; CHM members & ages 3 and under free