Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Thousands Attend SCV Sponsored SC Reenactment

Thousands turn out to see Confederate victory


By APRIL BAILEY, Staff writer

Several thousand history buffs gathered on Sunday to watch the re-enactment of what was considered one of the most significant Confederate victories during the Civil War, the Battle of Aiken.

A crowd of about 3,000 turned out for the event, sponsored by the Aiken Brig. Gen. Barnard E. Bee Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1575, to witness what life was like more than 140 years ago. According to Cmdr. Richard Walling, the event is held each year to pay homage to those who served during the Civil War.

"We honor our Confederate ancestors by doing this," he said.

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