The mission of the 2nd South Carolina String Band is to present Civil War music in as authentic a manner as possible. In their recordings the listener will hear the music of the 19th century played on 19th century period instruments in the appropriate style. This is the music as it truly sounded to the soldiers of the Civil War.
The 2nd South Carolina String Band was formed in August of 1989 by five riflemen of Co.I, 2nd SC Volunteer Infantry, a unit of Civil War reenactors that was very active during the five years of events celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Civil War – and for many years to follow. After the battles, drills and inspections, the boys who had instruments played and sang around the campfire while members of the unit would often join in and sing along. This was the beginning of the 2nd South Carolina String Band.

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1, 2, 3 July – GETTYSBURG PA

153rd Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

Daily Living History Presentations – Battle Reenactments PLUS Saturday night Dance

Gettysburg Reenactment 2016

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155th Anniversary of General Jackson’s Great Train Raid
Daily Living History-Battle Reenactment PLUS Saturday night Dance

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2 APR 2016 OLD SOUTH BALL – Danville Va.
6 pm Concert, Dancing 8:30 – 11 pm
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All proceeds to benefit Virginia Wounded Warriors.