<p>In 2009, the <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/american-festivals/">American Festivals Project</a> traveled to rain-soaked Honea Path, South Carolina, to witness a <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/top-10/civil-war-sites/">Civil War</a> reenactment of the Battle of Anderson. The original skirmish occurred when Union and Confederate soldiers crossed paths weeks after Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Appomattox, Virginia, on April 9, 1865. The exact location of the fight in Anderson County is unknown, but in recent years the small town of Honea Path has drawn professional and amateur historians who strive to re-create the battle as authentically as possible.</p> <p>Read more about the Civil War Battle of Anderson Reenactment on the <a href="http://americanfestivalsproject.net">American Festivals Project blog</a>.</p>

Battle of Anderson Reenactment

In 2009, the American Festivals Project traveled to rain-soaked Honea Path, South Carolina, to witness a Civil War reenactment of the Battle of Anderson. The original skirmish occurred when Union and Confederate soldiers crossed paths weeks after Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Appomattox, Virginia, on April 9, 1865. The exact location of the fight in Anderson County is unknown, but in recent years the small town of Honea Path has drawn professional and amateur historians who strive to re-create the battle as authentically as possible.

Read more about the Civil War Battle of Anderson Reenactment on the American Festivals Project blog.

Photograph by Andrew Owen, American Festivals Project

Civil War Reenactment

See photos of a 2009 Civil War reenactment of the Battle of Anderson in this American Festivals Project travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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