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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Liberty Or Death! Revolutionary War In The Carolinas Reenactment At Historic Brattonsville

Greetings and Salutations, Y'all!

Just as important as the heritage of honor and courage our Confederate ancestors gave us during the War Between the States (1861-1865) the Southern Campaign of the American Revolutionary War (1780-1781) and the very important role Southern Patriots of the Carolinas had in securing the independence declared by the first thirteen sovereign and united American States on July 4, 1776 is a major piece of the patchwork quilt that is our shared Southern Heritage, and our even larger American Heritage. 

Following my visit to the Confederate Heritage Youth Day at Lewis Farm, I traveled back south from Gastonia and made my way once again to beautiful Historic Brattonsville for my second stop for the day. 

Liberty or Death! Revolutionary War in the Carolinas, an event hosted by the 4th Battalion No. 6 Co. Royal Artillery Revolutionary War Reenactors, was an outstanding program depicting the American Revolutionary War's Southern Campaign. The reenactors put on a wonderful series of programs, including: cannon and rifle demonstrations, as well as several reenactments of key battles of the campaign that took place in South Carolina during the summer and fall of 1780.

The following photos are those I took from the event. 


British soldier: "Well ole boy, we sure showed those upstart
colonials they can't hope to stand against the King's forces."

British Sergeant: "Aye that we did today lad, but there's
still a whole Rebel colony to restore to the Crown.
This war's not over yet."



Once again I hope y'all enjoyed my photographs. I also encourage all of you to read this blogger's upcoming accounts of the series of battles in the South Carolina upcountry, the series beginning with an introduction to the Southern Campaign of the American Revolutionary War HERE

Have a wonderful Dixie Day, and y'all stay tuned now, ya hear?

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