Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment

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Dressed in military regalia, Ken Creswell, of Knoxville, Tenn., speaks with children in the crowd before the battle begins at the Battle of Aiken re-enactment on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Men dressed as Confederate infantry soldiers march across the battle field to meet union soldiers during the Battle of Aiken re-enactment on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Men dressed as Confederate infantry soldiers march to prepare for battle at the Battle of Aiken re-enactment on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Men dressed as Confederate soldiers are surrounded by cannon and gun smoke during the Battle of Aiken re-enactment on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Men and women dressed as Union cavalry soldiers wait to meet with Confederate soldiers during the Battle of Aiken re-enactment on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Jordan Richin, 9, of Greenville, S.C., covers his ears as Confederate cannons are fired in succession during the Battle of Aiken re-enactment on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Dressed as a Confederate infantryman, Brett Covell, of Clarksville, Tenn., makes his way to meet with his company before the Battle of Aiken re-enactment begins on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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From left Amanda Foster, of Tampa, Fla., and Cassandra Hill, of Statesville, N.C., take video of Confederate soldiers during the Battle of Aiken re-enactment on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Men dressed as Confederate soldiers relax around a fire at their campsite after the Battle of Aiken re-enactment on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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From left Sara Connelly, of York, S.C., Glenna Hubble, of York, S.C., Kim Poovey, of Beaufort, S.C., and Darryl Poovey of Beaufort, S.C., gather for a walk before the Battle of Aiken re-enactment on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Stephanie Walczak, 12, doodles in her spare time while sitting at camp before the Battle of Aiken re-enactment begins on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Men dressed as Confederate cavalrymen ride back from meeting with Union soldiers during the Battle of Aiken re-enactment on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Men dressed as Confederate soldiers help a fellow wounded soldier during the Battle of Aiken re-enactment on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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A man dressed as a member of the Confederate Cavalry waits on a hill before the Battle of Aiken Civil War re-enactment begins on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Men dressed as Confederate soldiers are surrounded by cannon and gun smoke during the Battle of Aiken re-enactment on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Scenes from The Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Jeff Bell, 19, of Loganville, Ga., pours homemade root beer for customers during the Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Teagan Connelly, 4, of York, S.C., eats kettle corn during the Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Teagan Connelly, 4, of York, S.C., eats kettle corn during the Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Jeff Bell, 19, of Loganville, Ga., pours homemade root beer for customers during the Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Scenes from The Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Dressed as a Confederate cavalryman, Sean Paul, center, waits for the Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment to begin on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Dressed as a Confederate cavalryman, Sean Paul, center, waits for the Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment to begin on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Scenes from The Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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A young boy dressed as a Confederate soldier prepares for the Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment to begin on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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A man dressed as a Union infantry soldier hides in the woods during the Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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A man dressed as a Union infantry soldier hides in the woods during the Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Crowds of people gather for the Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Scenes from The Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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David Weiss, of Pawleys Island, S.C., watches as the Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment begins on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Scenes from The Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Young girls watch as the Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment begins on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Scenes from The Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Kathryn Harrison, 17, of Augusta, Ga., watches the Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Scenes from The Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Scenes from The Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Men and women dressed as Union soldiers lie on the ground during the Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Scenes from The Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Scenes from The Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Scenes from The Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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A young girls plugs her hears from the sounds of cannon fire during the Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Scenes from The Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Wendy Pena-Smith, of Charleston, S.C., takes pictures of the Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, on Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Scenes from The Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Scenes from The Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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From right Christopher Cox, 41, Ried Prestwood, 24, and David Norton, 25, all of Kennesaw, Ga., relax around a campfire during the Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment on Saturday, February 25.(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)
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Scenes from The Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment, Saturday, February 25. (Emily Rose Bennett/Staff)

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The Battle of Aiken Civil War Re-enactment 2012

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