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Welcome to the Battle of Charleston Military Timeline

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome to the 14th annual Battle of Charleston. This year we take a different look at history. We will bring together the military history of Charleston through the centuries. Welcome to our Military timeline!

Come and experience history from the vantage point of Reenactors and living historians throughout a timeline of military encounters. Begin with the rowdy and often illegal doings of local Pirates, then venture into the Revolutionary War period and see how Charleston and its residents were crucial in forming a country. Move on to the Civil War and the fight to control Charleston through the Battle of Bloody Bridge. As a new century dawns we see the devastating effects of the war to end all wars, WWI. Then only a few short years later see the bravery of our fighting forces during WWII. Follow on to the Korean Conflict and the devastating circumstances of the Vietnam War.

The Battle of Charleston 2018 is April 14-15. Explore the living histories, enjoy the Skirmishes. Our living historians have some amazing stories to tell. Let them show you their equipment, how they lived, their transportation and how they fought the enemy. What a terrific place to bring your children and let them see history unfold. You may have a family member that lived through one of the eras and he can show you his memories through the setup of our historians.

For my Reenactors, Welcome! We promise to take great care of you and make it easy and pleasurable for you to interact with our spectators. In addition to the normal amenities, we offer you a Saturday night fried chicken dinner and a “multi-period” dance afterwards.

For our Spectators, make sure you plan to spend the day with us! Wander through the camps and engage with our living historians, take in their expertise of their time period and how it affected our local area. We have both period and modern vendors to explore, a place where you can have your tintype pictures made and farm fresh food for lunch.

You are most warmly welcomed at one of Charleston’s premier events, The Battle of Charleston.

Buddy Jarrells
Military Coordinator

Reenactor Pre-Registration deadline is March 31
Walk on Registration at the gate is $10.

There are two ways to register for the Battle of Charleston.

Register by mail:
Be sure to complete the pre-registration form.
Make checks payable to the Battle of Charleston.
Mail your pre-registration form along with your check to:
Legare Farms
2620 Hanscombe Point Road
Johns Island, SC 29455

Or you may register on-line at Event Brite

Reenactment Rules
ALL reenactors MUST register!

All participants are required to comply with all rules and guidelines.
Any participant failing to comply will be subject to removal from the event. This is for your safety.

Wood, straw and water will be provided to Reenactors. For our Cavalry folks…Bounties will be paid. Please bring your own hay for your horses.

Dinner Saturday night for Reenactors will be at 6:00 p.m.
Bring your own plate, fork, etc.
No pets allowed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Buddy Jarrells at (843) 246-4647 or email

A few of the groups that will be joining us:

The Parris Island Living History Detachment

First Infantry Division

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