Saturday at the Battle of Aiken

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Spectators gather to view the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Mike Hathaway (center, umbrella) came for the reenactment battle from Kingsport, TN, and is with a Boy Scout troop that has made a tradition out of coming to the event and cleaning up the grounds after the crowds leave. Sara Caldwellstaff
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From left to right, Lucy, Alan and Kyle Lott gather around a campfire at their camp site before preparing for an artillery drill that was held before the reenactment Battle of Aiken, which took place at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Lynne Dunn (left) and Marti Perrin (right) stand near vendors before the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Perrin is representing the character of Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Fifteen-year-old Taylor Ray (left) adjusts his belt as he stands with members of the confederate artillery during a drill practice and demonstration before the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Another member of the artillery, Squirrel (center) stands behind Ray. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Soldiers are seen in the middle of the battle field during the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Federal Private Sean Rivera checks his belt and uniform before he joins the rest of his group as they prepare for battle before the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Rivera said this is his first year participating in the reenactment. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Confederate troops march onto the battlefield during the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Reenactment participants are seen as they walk through Federal soldier's campsites during the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Spectators speak with riders and photograph them along with their horses before the start of the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Alan Lott leans on a stick as he sits by a campfire at a confederate campsite before the start of the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Fallen soldiers lay on the battlefield during the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A Cavalry soldier turns his horse toward the battlefield during the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Confederate infantryman Johnny Hill (center, right) leans against a log-wall, which was built in the center of the battlefield, as he waits for the start of the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Calvary men ride near the spectators gathered at the battlefield during the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Dixon Grubbs stands with period surgical instruments before the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Grubbs is acting as the regimental assistant surgeon, and he said he has been reenacting for the last three years. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Ponch Hall holds out a locket with a photo of his lover as he tells his character's story at the Confederate Cavalry's campsite before the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Hall said he has been reenacting in Calvary for 14 years. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Cavalry soldiers ride across the field as fallen men play dead during the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Sergeant Major Mike Keller (center) with the Confederate Artillery runs a practice drill and demonstration with cannons and gun-powder before the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Vendors were set up, selling period Civil War clothing and uniforms during the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Federal Colonel Lance Dawson (center) stands with some of his men at a Federal soldiers campsite before the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Members with the Confederate cavalry ride onto the battlefield during the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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From left to right, Atha Dalton, Ed Mann, Lynne Dunn, and Marti Perrin stand near vendors as they wait for the beginning of the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Ponch Hall sits atop his horse Dan as he looks out over the crowd of spectators gathered around the cavalry, petting the soldier's horses, at the end of the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Hall said he has been reenacting in Calvary for 14 years. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Ten-year-olds Michael Bowen (center) and Bo Hancock (right) play with their toy guns just before the start of the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A Federal soldier picks through the clothes of a fallen solider during the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Confederate soldiers march onto the field during the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Ponch Hall sits atop his horse Dan as he looks out over the crowd of spectators gathered around the Calvary, petting the soldier's horses, at the end of the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Hall said he has been reenacting in Calvary for 14 years. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A soldier helps a wounded man away from harm during the reenactment Battle of Aiken at a grounds site off Powell Pond Road in Aiken, South Carolina on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Sara Caldwellstaff

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