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Contact: Sarah Cunningham, 864-543-4068
Ninety Six National Historic Site invites you to commemorate the 238th anniversary of the Battle of Ninety Six. During the weekend of November 16-17, 2013 two historical reenacting units will be in the park to demonstrate what life was like during the early years of the American Revolution in the South.Musket demonstrations are scheduled for 10 & 11 am, and 1 and 2 pm on Saturday at the Stockade Fort.Volunteer and retired chief ranger, Eric Williams will provide a talk about the Battle of Ninety Six in the Visitor Center at 3 pm. On Sunday, musket demonstrations will occur at 11:30 am and 1 and 2:30 pm. A ranger-led program is scheduled for 2 pm at the Stockade Fort.
On November 19-21, 1775, the American Revolution exploded in the South. This three day encounter at Ninety Six was the first major land battle of the Revolution to occur in the South.James Birmingham was the first South Carolinian to die in the name of the patriot cause. Captain Luper was the one loyalist killed in the engagement. The Revolution would return to Ninety Six again in 1781.
The Upper Broad Regiment, a loyalist unit, and the South Carolina Independent Rangers, a patriot unit, will be camping at Stockade Fort during the weekend.These living historians will be available to talk about the causes of the battle, the event itself, and the outcome in addition to military and civilian life in the 1770s.
Ninety Six National Historic Site is administered by the National Park Service.The park is located two miles south of Ninety Six on SC Highway 248.In case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled and not rescheduled.Contact the park for details at (864) 543-4068 or visit the park's website at www.nps.gov/nisi.Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/ninetysixnps.