The Palmetto Battalion

The Civil War
Reenactors Organizaton
of South Carolina


Our newsletter, The Vinicator, is available for reading online.  Click here to see it, and past issues.  With social media becoming more the standard for people to communicate - God forbid we pick up the phone and actually talk to someone - a lot of information is available on our Facebook page.  Click here to go there.

The 6th NC of the Carolina Legion is kicking around the idea of going to McDowell next May.  They have invited us to join them for the event.  Twenty or so rifles will make for a company.  A bunch of folks went a few years ago, and short of getting rained out, it was a good time. 

Bost Grist Mill is September 9-11.  They're offering a bounty of $150 to the first 6 full size cannons, and $20 to the first 12 cavalry troopers.  For more, their website is www.battleofbost.org.  

Battalion Drill.  The Officers and Staff of the Palmetto Battalion present a training event that will cover:  Infantry School of the Soldier, School of the Company, Skirmish Drill & School of the Battalion, Artillery School of the Piece.

It will take place Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Battle of Aiken Site, Aiken, SC.   Classes begin at 9:00 AM

Period attire not required. Infantrymen should bring muskets and accoutrements including canteen. Artillery bring canteen.  Friday night camping available. Saturday night camping by request.  Registration Fee $5. Per person which includes all handouts and Saturday afternoon cookout on site. Registration fee will be collected on site.  To register call 803-235-8322, or email your name, rank, and branch of service to colonel@palmettobattalion.org.

Perryville is October 8th & 9th of 2016.   Registration now is $20 until 9/20/2016.  Walk on's are not permitted.  If you plan to take a cannon and be Confederate, you HAVE to contact them first.  Check their website for more info.  BTW, how far is Perryville?  Yours truely made it in 7 hours from Murrells Inlet.  There's a set of maps in the 23rd's Map Room.