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The Battle of Huck's Defeat

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 10:00am until 4:00pm

Battles fought in the Carolina Backcountry were pivotal for the American Revolution. This one takes place on an 800-acre living history plantation, the actual site of the first Patriot militia victory known as the Battle of Huck’s Defeat. As the annual reenactment of the 1780 skirmish between the Patriot militia and the loathed British commander Capt. Huck takes place, the story unfolds of how Martha Bratton, wife of militia commander Col. William Bratton, and Watt, an slaved African American, helped to save the day. Reenactments of pivotal American Revolution battles will take place during the two day event.  Throughout the weekend the site will come alive with cavalry and camp life, scripted scenarios and live music of the era. Visitors can shop for period wares from sutler’s row. An 18th-century style church service will be held on Sunday morning. Food concessions will be available for purchase on both days.

 

Location Details:

1444 Brattonsville Rd.
McConnells, SC 29726
Phone:
(803) 684-2327
Email:
mcheek@chmuseums.org

This site features over thirty colonial and antebellum structures, including two house museums. The plantation spreads over 800-acres and includes farmed land with heritage breed animals, a Revolutionary War battlefield site with interpretive trail, and a nature preserve with miles of walking trails. Seasonal events, reenactments, and living history programs interpret life in the Carolina Backcountry from the 1750s to the 1850s. Award-winning African American programs are an essential part of telling the story of the Carolina Piedmont. Also a site on the SC Ag + Art Tour. Open Tues–Sat: 10 am–5 pm and Sun: 1–5 pm, except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission is charged. Limited handicap accessibility. I-77, exit 82-B.