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2nd South Carolina String Band


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The purpose of the 2nd South Carolina String Band is to perform Civil War music as authentically as possible. In their albums 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.

Without recognizing it at the time, the group, comprised of mostly amateur musicians playing banjo, fiddle, and guitar, tambourine, bones and military drum - had coalesced into a 20th century recreation of a typical Civil War camp band. In the beginning they played only at night around their company camp fire as they enthusiastically began to explore and perform the music of the War Between the States. Soon they began performing for reenactment dances and concert audiences.

More than a decade and a half has passed since the summer they met, and the band’s popularity has grown within the Civil War reenactment community and far beyond.


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  • Holy_War

    Country boy can survive!

    22 Feb 2013 Reply
  • kurzman

    После Кинкейда, которого давно уже слушал, наткнулся на этих ребят. Они крутые!

    10 Feb 2013 Reply
  • jaricleiv

    Круто мужики играют.

    26 May 2012 Reply
  • NOOBSTERpots

    Шикарный коллективчик.

    3 Feb 2011 Reply
  • stuart1861

    Deo Vindice!

    1 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Toumanoff

    Тимур, таки shall!

    24 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Yurchic

    No way!!!!

    20 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Wicked_Guy

    The South will rise again !

    4 May 2009 Reply
  • KarmicBuddha

    Wow.. I made this page for them like 2 years ago and now its in USE! Hurrah! My boy fred is in the 2nd South.. He also is my Glass Plate photographer. You go Fred!

    16 Mar 2009 Reply
  • nazist18

    Heil ! The South shall rise again !

    17 Oct 2008 Reply

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