I would like to extend an invitation to all of you to join us at the Clinton Sease Farm in Lexington, South Carolina, on October 1st & 2nd, 2016, for the “Skirmishes For Lexington.”
The event will commemorate the actions that took place in and around Lexington, South Carolina, in February of 1865 during General William T. Sherman’s Carolina’s Campaign from Savannah, Georgia, through South Carolina and into North Carolina, from February to April of 1865. As well as those Federal and Confederate Troops who served during that period in the State. There will be displays on the Lexington District Volunteers who served from 1861 to 1865; on prominent Lexington Confederate Veterans; on the February 1865 actions that took place in the Lexington District as the Federal Forces under General William T. Sherman’s Army passed through the area; and other displays on the history of Lexington and the Lexington District from December of 1860 to June of 1865.
Saturday and Sunday will feature skirmishes between the Federal and Confederate forces, approximating the fighting that took place at Two League Crossroads and Red Bank Creek. Throughout the day there will also be demonstrations, speakers on the history of the Carolina’s Campaign, children’s activities, and many, many more events taking place.
There is no registration fee; however we are asking that if you plan on participating please register by Sunday, September 18th, 2016. Also please be sure to review the Rules & Regulations, these rules WILL be enforced by the host unit; if you have any particular rule that you need to talk with me about please do so prior to the event.
Thank you all for your time, and I look forward to hopefully seeing all of you there! Until the,
- Kenneth H. Robison II, Captain, “Palmetto Riflemen & New York Zouaves,” Brevet Major, Southern Command – “Union Volunteers.”
“It is interesting to talk about the privates and line officers. We all admire the generals and our eyes kindle and beam, and our ears are full of enthusiasm as we pay deserved tributes to their fame. But it is to the private soldier and the line officers, many of them just as brave as the most famous general, to whom full justice has not been, and can never be done.” - Captain George Hillyer, 9th Georgia Infantry Regiment.
For this event, for the older folks who still wish to take part, but are up there in years or somewhat disabled, we are putting together a "Home Guard" company for this event. This group will not be... more