Photos courtesy of S.C. Battleground Preservation Trust Revolutionary War Artillery Demonstration Team.

Artillery demonstration team puts on quite a show at the Arsenal


From staff reports

The Beaufort History Museum hosted a Revolutionary War Living History Day at the Arsenal on March 12. The demonstration team set up various stations for visitors to interact with demonstrators.

Children and adults could drill with muskets, make candy musket cartridges, learn about Beaufort’s contribution to the Revolutionary War, sit by a campfire and learn what military camp life was like, see what soldiers carried, see how a doctors cared for wounded and sick soldiers, or crew a cannon and see it fire.

The S.C. Battleground Preservation Trust Revolutionary War Artillery Demonstration Team, or the 5th Company, 4th South Carolina Regiment (Artillery) is equipped with two three-pounder grasshopper cannons and two coehorn mortars (owned by the Trust), and period volunteer crews and demonstrators when available.

The Demonstration Team’s purpose is to educate, demonstrate, and entertain to bring our fight for liberty to life. The demonstration team and volunteers support the SCBPT and the South Carolina 250th by being part of: public and private functions; historical events and commemorations.

The crew can provide Liberty Event Support for Educational Programs for schools, parades, historical events, and military and veterans events, by providing the sights and sounds of the Revolutionary War.

For more information, contact Tom Oblak at 952454-4130 or email cannons@scbattlegroundtrust.org.

Learn more about the Team’s visit on Facebook at 5th Company, 4th SC Regiment – Artillery Demonstration Team.

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