Day One April 1861 @ Patriots Point 9-14 April

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Over 300 Civil War reenactors will be camped at Patriots Point in an artillery camp overlooking Charleston Harbor with 20-24 artillery pieces to fire upon Fort Sumter. Living history presentations along with artillery, cavalry, infantry and civilian home life  demonstrations will be taking place daily from April 9th until April 14th. Peak shows will be during April 11-12th. Detailed schedule below…

 

 

Bombard of Fort Sumter April 12-13, 1861

 

 

Patriots Point Sesquicentennial Events

9 April (Saturday)

9:00 AM: Artillery camp opens to public

9:15 AM: Morning Parade

9:30 AM: Prepare for Battle*

10:00 AM: Artillery Drill/ Firing

11:00 AM: Infantry Drill/ Firing

12.00 PM: Artillery Drill/ Firing

1:00 PM: Cavalry Demo

1:30 PM: Carriage Repair Demo

2:00 PM: Artillery Drill/ Firing

3:00 PM: Infantry Drill/ Firing

4:00 PM: Artillery Drill/ Firing

5:00 PM: Cavalry Demo

5:30 PM: Mail Call

6:00 PM: Guard Post

7:00 PM: Evening Parade

7:30 PM: Practice Shot Incident*

8:00 PM: Artillery Drill/ Firing

9:00 PM: Camp closes to public

 

10 April (Sunday)

9:00 AM: Artillery camp opens to the public

9:15 AM: Morning Parade

10:00 AM: Period Church Service

11:00 AM: Ladies/ Civilian activities

12:00 PM: Artillery Drill/ Firing

1:00 PM: Cavalry Demo

2:00 PM: Artillery Drill/ Firing

3:00 PM: Infantry Drill/ Firing

4:00 PM: Artillery Drill/ Firing

5:00 PM: Cavalry Demo

6:00 PM: Evening Parade

6:30 PM: Camp closes to public

 

11 April (Monday)

9:00 AM: Camp opens to public

9:15 AM: Morning Parade

10:00 AM: Artillery Drill/ Firing

11:00 AM: Infantry Drill/ Firing

12:00 AM: Cavalry Demo

1:00 PM: 19th Century Medicine (w/ MUSC)

2:00 PM: Artillery Drill/ Firing

3:00 PM: Infantry Drill/ Firing

4:00 PM: Cavalry Demo

5:00 PM: Artillery Drill/ Firing

5:30 PM: Mail Call

6:00 PM: Calm before the Storm*

6:30 PM: CSA Command Inspection

7:00 PM: Evening Parade

8:00 PM: 97th Regimental String Band

10:00 PM: Camp closes to public

 

12 April (Tuesday)

6:00 AM: Camp opens to public

6:15 AM: Morning parade “Prepare to Fire”

6:50-7:00 AM: First Barrage of Artillery Fire

7:30 AM: Artillery Fire

8:00 AM: Artillery Fire

9:00 AM: Artillery Fire

9:30 AM: Infantry Drill/Firing

10:00 AM: Artillery Fire

10:30 AM: Cavalry Demo

11:00 AM: Artillery Fire

12:00 PM: Artillery Fire

1:00 PM: Artillery Fire

1:30 PM: Infantry Drill/ Firing

2:00 PM: Artillery Fire

3:00 PM: Artillery Fire

3:30 PM: Cavalry Demo

4:00 PM: Artillery Fire

5:00 PM: Artillery Fire

5:30 PM: Prepare for Possible Enemy Landing*

6:00 PM: Artillery Fire

7:00 PM: Evening Parade

7:30 PM: Bombardment of Fort Sumter update*

8:00 PM: Artillery barrage

8:30 PM: Artillery fire ends

8:45 PM: 97th Regimental String Band

10:00 PM: Camp closes to public

 

13 April (Wednesday)

9:00 AM: Camp opens to public

9:15 AM: Morning Parade

9:30 AM: Guard Post

10:00 AM: Artillery Fire

11:00 AM: Artillery Fire

11:30 AM: Infantry Drill/ Firing

12:00 PM: Artillery Fire

1:00 PM: Artillery Fire

2:00 PM: Artillery Fire

2:30 PM: Cease Fire*

3:00 PM: Federals to Evacuate FT Sumter*

4:00 PM: Infantry Drill/ Firing

5:00 PM: Mail Call

6:00 PM: Evening Parade/ Artillery Salute

6:30 PM: Camp closed to public

 

14 April (Thursday)

9:00 AM:  Camp opens to public

9:15 AM: Morning Parade

10:00 AM: Guard Post

10:30 AM: Artillery Salute (Fort Sumter Transfer)

11:00 AM: Infantry Drill/ Firing

12:00 PM: Artillery Salute (FST)

1:00 PM: Artillery Salute (FST)

1:30 PM: Infantry Drill/ Firing

2:30 PM: Artillery Salute (FST)

3:30 PM: Artillery Salute (FST)

4:00 PM: Infantry Drill/ Firing

5:00 PM: Artillery Salute (FST)

5:30 PM: Mail Call

6:00 PM: Evening Parade/ Artillery Salute

6:30 PM: Camp closes to public

* In the first person performance

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