- Associated Press - Saturday, March 12, 2016

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - Visitors to Beaufort this weekend can get a glimpse of life as it was in a Civil War camp.

About 30 Civil War re-enactors are making camp at the Arsenal in downtown Beaufort on Saturday and Sunday.

The Beaufort History Museum announced that visitors can see re-enactors cooking, drilling and marching. They will also be laying a wreath at the Beaufort National Cemetery.

The Union re-enactors represent the 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, a unit that occupied Beaufort beginning in late 1861 after the federals defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Port Royal.

Re-enactors will also portray abolitionists, freedmen and members of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, a Northern unit comprised of black soldiers.



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