Created 5-Oct-08
Modified 6-Oct-08
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Walnut Grove Plantation is a local historic site that dates back to the American Revolution. A couple of the residents from that time were local heroes during the Revolutionary War. Every year the Spartanburg County Historic Assoication holds an event to commemorate the local history, particularly the history centered around Walnut Grove. A small raid by Loyalist sympathizers occurred at the plantation when a wounded Patriot officer sought refuge at the house. Part of the SCHA event is a "reenactment" of the raid, which is embellished for entertainment value. There were approximately one hundred or so reenactors at the festival this year. The battle was quite fun to watch and gave a good impression of how noisey, smokey, and overall confusing battles of the period might have been.

Connor and I will be back at the plantation in a few weeks for a Cub Scout event. So, I concentrated on selecting photographs from the reenactment and the reenactors.
TalkingPros at WorkOld TreeCalvalry DemonstrationMarching off to WarOpposing LinesTaking AimProtecting the Plantation HouseReloadingReloading #2The "British" LinesCasualtyCasualty (Sepia)