The Battle of Secessionville - Annual November Event
(Boone Hall Plantation)
Each November, The Re-enactment of The Battle of Secessionville is the featured centerpiece of Living History Weekend at Boone Hall Plantation. Hundreds of re-enactors relive that day that occurred 150 years ago — June 16, 1862 — when Confederate soldiers at Fort Lamar on James Island kept Charleston from being seized by Union forces. Despite being outnumbered by Union soldiers by more than 2-to-1, Confederate forces were able to prevail in this critical battle during the Civil War. The win marked the last time the Federal Army would attempt to capture Charleston by land. The name Secessionville did not come from the secession of South Carolina, but for an earlier attempt of some plantation owners to rebel.
The Battle of Secessionville re-enactment, serves to remind visitors about this pivotal battle and to honor the lives lost. Proceeds from the battle re-enactment go to historic flag preservation efforts and other projects initiated by the Confederate Heritage Trust.
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Battle of Secessionville.
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