Battle of Pocotaligo re-enactment to mark 150 years (Update: More history)

(Updates at the bottom.)

The Frampton Plantation in Point South will be marking the 150 years since the Battle of Pocotaligo with a re-enactment from December 7 to 9 (Friday to Sunday).

The battle happened October 22, 1862, as the Union attempted to disrupt railroad activities with a force of 4,500 men against a defending Confederate force of 2,000.

The plantation is at at 1 Lowcountry Lane in Yemassee.

Update: The Beaufort District Collection has chimed in ahead of the event to offer more background on the battle, in part:

675 Confederates held them at bay until reinforced by the Charleston Light Dragoons forcing the Yankees to return to Hilton Head with the rail line intact. At Pocotaligo, the 12th SC Volunteer Infantry first “saw the elephant”. 

Read the post here.

Update 2: Check out the photos here.