History lives at Battle of Aiken

Ed Mann, portraying Maj. Thomas Jackson from the Virginia Military Institute, teaches Elijah Sturdivant, 4, how to use a toy rifle at the 2012 re-enactment. See the battle revisited at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

WHAT: Battle of Aiken
WHEN: Feb. 21-24
• Re-enactor registration: 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21
• School Day: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22
• 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
• 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24
WHERE: Confederate Memorial Park, 1210 Powell Pond Road, Aiken
DETAILS: Self-guided tours of camps; vendors; battle re-enactment at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23-24
TICKETS: $10 ages 13 and older; $5 ages 6 to 12; donations of pet food for local animal shelters will be collected at the gate
MORE: battleofaiken.org

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