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Battle of Huck's Defeat

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  • Address:
  • 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC 29726
  • Phone:
  • 803.684.2327
  • Presented By: Culture & Heritage Museums
  • Dates: July 14, 2018
  • Location: Historic Brattonsville
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Adults $8; Seniors $7; Youth 4-17 $5; FREE for CHM members & ages 3 and under
  • about

    Battles fought in the Carolina Backcountry were pivotal for the American Revolution - find out more at Historic Brattonsville’s annual event “The Battle of Huck’s Defeat”

    An 800-acre living history plantation in York County, SC, Historic Brattonsville is 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 two pivotal American Revolution battles will take place during the two day event on Saturday, July 14 and on Sunday, July 15. Throughout the weekend Historic Brattonsville will come alive with cavalry and camp life as reenacted by regiments from all over the southeast. Scripted scenarios include a first person visit, as portrayed by Carin Bloom, with Mrs. Catherine Green, wife of the commander of the Southern Continental army – Nathaniel Green. Ongoing activities include live fiddle music of the era performed by Nash Lyle and Zach Lemhouse, historical cooking demonstrations, children’s militia drills and musket firing demonstrations. Visitors can shop for period wares along sutler’s row, which will include fascinating goods from Pumpkin Town, hand blown glass work, a wigmaker, and a silhouette artist..  An 18th-century style church service will be held on Sunday morning.

    Food concessions & Kona Ice will be available for purchase on both days. 

    The Battle of Huck’s Defeat:

    Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with Battle of Huck’s Defeat reenactment at 2 p.m.

    Sunday, July 15 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with Battle of Fishing Creek reenactment at 2 p.m.

    Historic Brattonsville is located at 1444 Brattonsville Rd McConnells, SC 29726.