The Beaufort History Museum will host the encampment of the 79th New York Highlander Regiment and 48th New York Infantry, Company F, in a reenactment of events that forever changed Beaufort in 1861.
The reenactors will encamp in The Arsenal Courtyard (713 Craven St.) and present live presentations of Civil War era camp life, educational discussions, drills, marching, bagpiping, and interactive activities for the entire family, Saturday, December 4, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Craven St. will be closed for the event.
Beaufort History Museum members will have a special opportunity to have coffee with the reenactors, 9:00-10:00 a.m., December 4, at the Arsenal. Non-members may click here to learn more about different membership subscription levels and join.
Included in the presentations:
- discussions and live demonstrations of the importance of music and bugle calls during the War
- the variety and use of weapons including cannon
- how medical support was deployed in the field
- the role of women
- camp dining and cooking
- and other relevant topics
Admission to the event is free (donations will be accepted). Admission to the Beaufort History Museum will be discounted for Adults ($5) and Seniors ($4). Active military and children under 12 are free.