The Palmetto Battalion

The Civil War
Reenactors Organizaton
of South Carolina

With social media becoming more the standard for people to communicate - God forbid we pick up the phone and actually talk to someone - a lot of information is available on our Facebook page.  Click here to go there.

A Battalion meeting will take place at Maurice's BBQ restaurant in Columbia on Saturday, January 20th.  The meeting will be from 1:00 to 3:00 in a private room.  The address of Maurice's is BBQ 1600 Charleston Highway, West Columbia, SC-one mile off I-26 @ Exit 113.

Elections will be conducted at this meeting.  Nominations for officers & awards MUST be submitted to Adjutant Bragdon no later than 12:00 Noon on Saturday January 6, 2018. This includes Colonel, Lt. Colonel, Color Sgt., Bert Miller Officer of the Year, Ernie Black Sgt. of the Year, Steve Burt Soldier of the Year, Member of the Year, & Josh Torrance Service Award. Criteria for awards can be found on Battalion website under member camp/bylaws.  Proposed bylaw changes/amendments MUST be submitted in writing to Col. Summers no later than 12:00 noon.

By now all dues for the coming year should have been submitted to Adjutant Bragdon.  We are still missing some 2017 attendance records. Company Commanders & 1st Sgts. need to submit all attendance to Col. Summers by 12:00 Noon on Saturday January 6, 2018.

We will determine our 2018 event schedule at this meeting. If there is an event you want considered, please submit proposal to Col. Summers.  If you will attend this meeting, please notify Adjutant Bragdon.

It looks like everything is in order for the Battle of Aiken on February 24th & 25th.  Expecting troops from NC, TN, GA, & ALA (& possibly FLA & VA). We are command battalion. Sutlers lined up. Porta jons & hay ordered. Firewood cutting & road improvements through camping area underway. No inclement weather scheduled.  (Rev. Short handling this.)  School day on Friday, two Saturday battles & one on Sunday.

Artillery bounty offered. Need artillery for Friday School Day.
No fee for those pre-registered by 01/5/17.
Col. Summers is overall commander.
Col. Terry is artillery coordinator.
Col. Gregory is cavalry coordinator.
Rev. Short handling Divine Service on Sunday.
New for this year $20 powder bounty offered to 1st 50 infantrymen participating in Friday skirmish during school day.

See their website for more.

The Columns event is scheduled this year for the 4th weekend in March.  The 24th and 25th is the weekend before Easter.  That leaves a gracious amount of time between The Columns and Aiken/Broxton's, and two weeks before Cheraw.  The Saturday evening meal is back this year.  I think we have Stan Claridy playing the ball.  There's going to be a tactical on Saturday.  And there's going to be a $200 bounty for Federal units that can put 20 rifles on the field.   At least one of those has to be from out of state.  See their website or Facebook page for more.