Updated Information – June 30, 2021
Our Chapter President, Brett Reed, was notified this morning by the Brattonsville Historic Society that they would like us to begin our wreath laying ceremony on July 10th at 10:30 am at our annual Battle of Huck’s Defeat commemoration due to the extreme heat that is anticipated. This effectively pushes the arrival time for those involved up by one hour, since we are asking our members and wreath-layers to arrive by 10:00 am. The site does not open until 10:00 am, and we are anticipating that if we can all arrive by that time, we will be able to set up our ceremony to begin at 10:30 so that we can finish in a timely fashion while still appropriately observing this very important event. We are hoping that any inconvenience created by this time change will be more than offset by the enhancement in comfort and safety provided.
Additionally, if there are any other Chapters that have members who are able to provide a fire team for the ceremony, please reach out to us at this email, and we would be very grateful. Since the SAR national congress is occurring in Washington during this weekend, we are understandably spread a little thin with members who are able to attend this year.
The details (with amended start times) for this wonderful annual event are therefore as follows:
Where: Historic Brattonsville Plantation, 1444 Brattonsville Rd, McConnells, SC 29726
Maps and Directions: https://chmuseums.org/maps-directions-hb/
When: July 10th, please arrive by 10:00 am if you are planning on laying a wreath. The event will start at 10:30.
The event itself is, of course, a wonderful chance to appreciate the sacrifices that our ancestors endured to provide the freedom we enjoy today. There are reenactments of the battle, actors in period dress, tours of the facility, and more! Please feel free to check out this historic site and event at http://www.chmuseums.org/brattonsville/
Thank you in advance for your flexibility and support in assisting us with this extremely important commemoration. We apologize for the time change and certainly understand the Historic Societies decision based on the consequences of this heat wave that is currently gripping the country.
Dave Berns, Secretary
Col. Bratton Chapter SCSSAR