The mission of the 2nd South Carolina String Band is to present Civil War music in as authentic a manner as possible. In their recordings the listener will hear the music of the 19th century played on 19th century period instruments in the appropriate style. This is the music as it truly sounded to the soldiers of the Civil War.

The 2nd South Carolina String Band was formed in August of 1989 by five riflemen of Co.I, 2nd SC Volunteer Infantry, a unit of Civil War reenactors that was very active during the five years of events celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Civil War – and for many years to follow. After the battles, drills and inspections, the boys who had instruments played and sang around the campfire while members of the unit would often join in and sing along. This was the beginning of the 2nd South Carolina String Band.

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HEAR YE! HEAR YE! It’s official. It is confirmed that we will be the band of record for the 150th Cedar Creek Anniversary Confederate Reenactors Ball to be held upon the grounds of Belle Grove, Saturday evening, the 18th of October, in Middletown VA – a beautiful site, especially in the fall (for those of our fans who are not reenactors, but would like to come out and see us).
We’re also pleased to report that through a communication from CCBF President Tim Stowe, complete details regarding scheduling for all reenactment activities, a most excellent site map, and ticket purchasing information are now available on the Cedar Creek website – The event is being co-sponsored by NPS and Belle Grove Plantation who are also providing a comprehensive 150th Anniversary Commemorative Event Guide that is available on the Belle Grove NPS site: We invite you all to investigate both sites.
See you at Cedar Creek!!!

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