Reenactors at the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Secessionville prepare to fire a canon as a demonstration for attendees.
Tyler Simpson/Staff Reenactors at the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Secessionville prepare to fire a canon as a demonstration for attendees.
Tyler Simpson/Staff Author Patrick Brennan gave attendees of the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Secessionville event a guided tour of the battle site.
Female reenactors wore garments that women would wear during the Civil War era. @Photo credit: Tyler Simpson/Staff
Tyler Simpson/Staff The reenactors marched at the beginning of the event toward where all of the attendees gathered.
Tyler Simpson/Staff A wreath was placed in front of the stone bearing the date of the Battle of Secessionville at the Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve on James Island. The wreath was placed in homage to those who died during the battle.
Tyler Simpson/Staff Chicago-born Patrick Brennan, author of "Secessionville: Assualt on Charleston," gives the memorial address to attendees at the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Secessionville event. Brennan talked about his interest in the battle as well as what led him to Charleston.
Tyler Simpson/Staff Reenactors dressed in Civil War attire and provided information about the Battle of Secessionville for attendees at the sesquicentennial celebration. Some of the reenactors spent the night at the site Friday night.
Civil War reenactors fired shots in front of the memorial wreath in commemoration to the brave men who perished at the Battle of Secessionvile. Tyler Simpson/postandcourier.com