Revolutionary Reenactments in the Backcountry

July 6, 2017 

Contact: Marie Cheek 
Community Relations Coordinator
Culture & Heritage Museums

Battles fought in the Carolina Backcountry were pivotal for the American Revolution - find out more at Historic Brattonsville’s annual event “The Battle of Huck’s Defeat”

McConnells, SC- An 800-acre living history plantation in York County, SC, Historic Brattonsville is the actual site of the first Patriot militia victory known as the Battle of Huck’s Defeat. As the annual reenactment of the 1780 skirmish between the Patriot militia and the loathed British commander Capt. Huck takes place, the story unfolds of how Martha Bratton, wife of militia commander Col. William Bratton, and Watt, a plantation slave, helped to save the day.

Reenactments of two pivotal American Revolution battles will take place during the two day event. On Saturday, July 15, the Battle of Huck’s Defeat and on Sunday, July 16, a reenactment of the Battle of Hanging Rock; both reenactments begin at 2 p.m. Throughout the weekend Historic Brattonsville will come alive with cavalry and camp life, scripted scenarios and  live music of the era. Visitors can shop for period wares from sutler’s row. An 18th-century style church service is programmed for Sunday at 10:15 a.m.

Food concessions will be available for purchase on both days.  

The Battle of Huck’s Defeat:Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Sunday, July 16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Historic Brattonsville is located at 1444 Brattonsville Rd McConnells, SC 29726. For more information about upcoming events at Brattonsville, visit Adults $8; Seniors $7; Youth 4-17 $5; 3 and under free; CHM members admitted free of charge.